All companies with any information online are susceptible to cybersecurity attacks, even if they believe they are a small start-up that hackers will overlook. Start-ups are the biggest target of cybersecurity attacks as they generally have weaker defenses than much larger companies. Whether your company is a start-up or has been around for a long time, it is always wise to have an outside source check up on the state of your online cybersecurity. Here are a few things you should expect from a cybersecurity consultation.
Your Cybersecurity Consultation
Cybersecurity consulting involves more than putting up a firewall, and it doesn’t stop after the first vulnerability assessment. You should expect your cybersecurity consultant to be up to date on the latest cybersecurity trends (not to mention the latest news on cybersecurity hacks and attacks). For example, suppose the cybersecurity consultant you are talking to claims not to know much about cloud security because “it isn’t their specialty,” or they believe it to be a relatively new technology. In that case, you should look for another consultant who can help you. Cloud security should be taken very seriously, as the data could easily be used to expose the social security numbers and bank account information and breach the daily privacy of thousands of people.
What Does a Cybersecurity Specialist Do?
Your cybersecurity specialist is here to work with you and your company and select the products and cybersecurity strategies that are most appropriate for you. Your specialist will be able to perform a vulnerability assessment for your company, walk you through what tools they suggest using (such as adaptive security programs), and explain the strategies they believe you should keep in mind in order to best protect your business.
A reputable cybersecurity system is designed to protect your website and all of its data files, programs, and associated apps from any cyberattacks that might try to disrupt your site or steal your clients’ information. If you are new to cybersecurity, it may feel overwhelming to imagine a third-party system keeping its eyes on the data that is coming into your company. During your cybersecurity consultation, your consultant will be able to answer all your questions and talk you through any concerns that you have. Don’t forget that cybersecurity consultants are just as experienced in their business as you are in yours.
Your cybersecurity consultant should also be someone you trust to provide specific advice if a cyberattack is launched on your business. An experienced cybersecurity consultant can help you to analyze, handle, and respond to the situation appropriately, as well as assist in strengthening your cyber defenses once any immediate danger has subsided.
Questions Your Cybersecurity Consultant May Ask You
- What are you currently doing to protect your data?
- Are you also employing cloud security strategies?
- Are you currently using threat protection software?
- How is your company’s computer system currently organized?
- What software are you using?
- Who among your employees is privy to valuable private information?
- Is your work password the same as your personal password? What about your email?
- Are you confident in your ability to identify phishing scams?
- Have you worked with another cybersecurity team before?
Do you still have more questions about the cybersecurity consulting and threat protection services that Securivan can offer your business? Contact us today, and we’ll work with you personally to answer any questions you have. The safety of your business and your clients is important to us, and our team of professional cybersecurity specialists will easily walk you through your cybersecurity consultation.