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1 in 5 Small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year

81% of all breaches happen to small to medium businesses

9​5% of all breaches can be prevented with today's technology & Cyber-Educated Staff

Cybersecurity Services for Melbourne Businesses

Cybersecurity should be a number one priority for businesses in Melbourne. With ransomware, hacks, attacks, vulnerabilities and data theft affecting companies all around the world on a daily basis, it’s just a matter of time before your business is hit. Virtual IT Managed Services' goal is to provide you with the best network security protection possible, while also keeping your unique needs and budget in mind.

Hacks & Attacks

These days, hackers, attackers, and even automated web bots are all trying to gain access to your network and ultimately access your private customer and business information. When successful, the attackers can lock down your data or worse they can release your customer information to the world.

With the sheer number of security threats faced by companies, it is important to evaluate the vulnerabilities that may affect your business. Lost revenues due to downtime or large fines due to data breaches may not be an option and could affect the overall health of the organization.

Internal Threats

Not only is it necessary to protect a network from outside threats but internal threats can also be a huge vulnerability. Part of a thorough network security plan is ensuring that employees are using best practices and are educated on their role in keeping the network safe.

Compliance

If you store customer data, tax file numbers, credit cards or private information that can be used as proof of identity, cybersecurity is no longer an option, but instead is a necessity. Not to mention if you must adhere to the NDB Scheme or any other regulations, you need a team that understands these requirements and a team that can provide the pieces necessary to keep you compliant.

Free Security Awareness Training For Your Staff

Educate your employees about Cyber Threats
If employees are not trained then the risk they
will get infected increases dramatically

Cybersecurity Solutions

No one solution fits all.  Each cyber-security solution is customized to the business needs and consists of a combination of security best practices based on the Essential Eight and Security Awareness Training to help reduce the risk of human error.

Maintaining control of your network and data is becoming an increasingly difficult process. With compliance being necessary for many businesses, it is important to have a Unified Threat Management firewall that can detect, defend and alert to threats and suspicious traffic.

In the event of intrusion, the loophole needs to be identified, closed and if necessary, reported on.

Our team can work to provide a solution capable of compliance with all necessary legislation as well as providing you with reports on your network traffic and data access.

Contact us today to discuss your options.

Our Security Operations Centre (SOC) is constantly staffed with security experts monitoring your network & endpoints.

In the event of a breach, our SOC will respond by containing access, alerting us (and you) of the intrusion and mitigating further threats. If necessary, environments can be restored from backups to confirm data integrity and copies made of potentially breached infrastructure to be sent for further analysis.

From here, we can discuss further requirements around breach reporting, then through analysis work out the best way to prevent this happening again.

Ensure your organisation is secure and compliant with all relevant legislation. Let us take the stress out of managing your security.

When Virtual IT enables Office 365 Risk Watch for a site, the service alerts us if any of the six risk events that Microsoft provides for Office 365 accounts have been detected.

  • User with leaked credentials
  • Sign-ins from suspicious IP addresses
  • Sign-ins from malware-infected devices
  • Impossible travel to a typical location
  • Sign-ins from unfamiliar locations
  • Sign-ins from anonymous IP addresses

We continually monitor and help you stay alerted to key security risks associated to your Office 365 account. When an active risk event is detected, a support ticket is created and our Security Operations Centre (SOC) investigate the issue and remediate to keep you and your data safe.

Often when information is stolen, it’s for one of two reasons.

  • it was targeted
  • it was just there

In either event, the information can often end up for sale in an open marketplace, with purchasers hoping to be able to exploit and match stolen data with other leaked information for the purposes of identity theft & more.

Virtual IT can scan the dark web for credentials, information & more relating to your organisation.

Once an initial scan is completed, we monitor ongoing to ensure that if any of your accounts are breached (not just internal accounts; we can actively search email addresses), you’ll know as soon as possible.

Information Security is only as good as it’s weakest link.

Are your systems, network and data protected against current and emerging security threats?

When reviewing Cybersecurity, Virtual IT uses tried and tested methodologies to scan the entire system end to end and identify any potential weaknesses.

We then make recommendation and implement best practice solutions into your business to minimise risk and respond to emerging threats.

Security Awareness Training sessions are tailored for each company to help reduce the risk of human error.  Our aim is to arm your team with the skills they’ll need to determine potential security threats before they open them.

The last and one of the most important aspects of Cybersecurity must be to arm your people. The fact is, that in many cases, breaches are caused by people entering credentials into unsafe websites, or opening files sent to them by supposedly legitimate looking senders.

  • Are your staff aware of their responsibilities in keeping company data safe?
  • Do they know how to spot a phishing email or what they should or shouldn’t be doing on ‘free’ Wifi?

Virtual IT’s Security Awareness Training will profile your staff ahead of time without their knowledge, so the training meets the needs and gaps in your organisation to help reduce the risk of human error.

Virtual IT Managed Services has partnered with the Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) which is part of the Australian Cyber Security Centre in conjunction with the Australian Signals Directorate.

The ACSC has published a paper known as the “Essential Eight”. This is a mitigation strategy that will ensure increased resilience to cyber attacks and information leakage.

To quote the ACSC “While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber-security incidents, organisations are recommended to implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline.

This baseline, known as the Essential Eight, makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems. Furthermore, implementing the Essential Eight pro-actively can be more cost-effective in terms of time, money and effort than having to respond to a large-scale cybersecurity incident.”

Virtual IT can design and implement an Essential Eight model into your business using a variety of solutions to ensure compliance with the framework and ultimately secure your business.

On Feb 22 the Australian Government’s Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme came into effect. Under the NDB Scheme companies with a turnover exceeding $3m; that handle people’s personal Identifiable Information (PII) like bank account information, credit card details, medical records etc, are obliged to report data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)They must also directly inform people whose information is exposed so they have the best possible opportunity to protect themselves from adverse effects.

The OAIC defines a data-breach this way:

“Unauthorised access (of data) by an employee of the entity or an independent contractor, as well as unauthorised access by an external third party…For example; a computer network is compromised by an external attacker resulting in personal information being accessed without authority…”

This means businesses not only need to ensure that their data is secure; but they need to ensure they have the ability to monitor, investigate and report any intrusions.

Virtual IT can supply custom templates for "Data Breach Response Plans" and "Data Protection Policy" etc to ensure you meet your obligations with regards to the new legislation.

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