Cybersecurity: Protecting your company from threats, intrusions, hackers and attackers
Keeping your IT ecosystem safe from external threats is as much a mindset at Leapfrog as a managed service. Us frogs live, breathe, eat, sleep, leap and obsess about cybersecurity.
We have to. Because we know the details about how hackers all over the world are using increasingly sophisticated, automated tools to breach countless networks every day. You can’t bury your head in the lilypad when you know those facts. You have to take action.
It’s the prepared frog that can stop the hacker! And save the business.
Protecting your critical data and your secret sauce, too
We don’t deploy the same security controls for every bit of data, however — that would slow down your business. Instead, we focus on what’s critical. With certain areas like your financials, human resource and customer information, there are no security compromises. We believe you must do all you can to protect that kind data, even if you’re not required to by law, because 100% of companies will be attacked at some point.
The other type of data we believe you must protect is the data that makes your business unique. Your secret sauce is super valuable!
Leapfrog works with you to choose the right security standards and apply those standards to your network, infrastructure, computers, devices, apps and data. Then we perform risk assessments to find any gaps, and review the results with you so we can decide together 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
- 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
- And here are some of the solutions we use:
- Unified Threat Management (UTM)
- Spam filtering
- Network-based antivirus
- Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Prevention Detection Systems (PDS)
- Data Leak Prevention (DLP)
- Web content filtering
Smaller targets can be tastier
Do you think your company is less of a target because you have fewer than 100 employees? Not so! You could be even more of a target. Many hackers prefer to attack small to medium-sized companies because they’re typically not as well prepared or trained and 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!
With managed cybersecurity from Leapfrog, hackers are much more likely to go elsewhere. Good riddance!