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Cybersecurity: Protecting against external threats

Keeping your IT environment safe from risk from external attacks is a mindset at Leapfrog — cybersecurity is central to everything we do. Hackers around the world use increasingly sophisticated, automated tools to breach countless networks every day. Managing cybersecurity means managing your exposure to these risks.

To manage your cybersecurity, Leapfrog works with you to find the balance between your business objectives and risks with what it costs to protect you against those risks. Then we apply standardized, proven processes to meet your goals, keep hackers out and data in, and stop intrusions before they can do too much damage.

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Protecting your critical data and information

It not necessary to deploy the same security controls for every bit of data — that would slow down business. Instead, we focus on protecting what’s critical to your organization. With certain areas like your financials, human resources, and customer information, there are no security compromises. Protecting the information that makes your business unique, such as intellectual property, is also critical. Even if you’re not required to by law, every organization should safeguard data. Eventually, 100% of companies will be attacked at some point.

Applying standards and mitigating risk

Leapfrog works with your team to choose the right security standards and apply those standards to your data, network, infrastructure, computers, devices, and apps. Then we perform risk assessments to find any gaps and review the results with you to decide which issues to fix and which to insure. From there, our Department of Frogland Security takes over by monitoring, maintaining, and reporting on everything.

Leapfrog manages or advises on these cybersecurity areas:

  • Security standards
  • Cloud security
  • Network security
  • Endpoint security
  • Data protection
  • Risk assessments
  • Gap analyses
  • Policies and procedures
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Data encryption
  • Malware protection
  • Intrusion detection tools
  • Anomaly detection tools
  • Proactive monitoring and maintenance
  • Analysis of reports
  • Staff training
  • Cybersecurity insurance
    These are some of the solutions we use:

  • Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  • Firewalls
  • Spam filtering
  • Network-based antivirus
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Prevention Detection Systems (PDS)
  • Data Leak Prevention (DLP)
  • Web content filtering

Smaller organizations can be easy targets

If you think your company is less of a target because you have fewer than 100 employees, that’s not true. Many hackers prefer to attack small to medium-sized companies because they’re typically not as well-prepared and their employees tend to be less trained than at larger companies. Plus, your organization could be a stepping stone to bigger fish. It was an HVAC company that opened the door to the infamous Target breach.

With cybersecurity, one thing is certain — the networks with the least protection are the most vulnerable no matter what their size.

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