Istonish is proud to partner closely with Fortinet to provide comprehensive security solutions for our clients. This includes next generation firewalls, cloud security, SIEM and much, much more. I attended Fortinet’s Accelerate Conference last week in Las Vegas and have outlined several key takeaways and highlights from the conference:
Does your business rely on data? I can’t think of one that doesn’t, honestly. Whether it’s accounting, payroll, finance, sales, business data for performance management, customer lists or inventory, I’m sure every aspect of your business utilizes data. It's highly likely that the data you use is stored in a database. So what happens if you lose it? What happens if you can’t get to it fast enough? What happens if you can’t trust it to be accurate?
Security awareness may be the single most important thing you can do to protect your employees and your organization. In 2017, 90% of security attacks where phishing attacks. This points to the fact that your employees can become your biggest tool in preventing future cyber attacks. Security Awareness training should be mandatory at your organization, this not only helps keep your business safe, it will keep your employees safer at home. Come up with a way to make the Security Awareness training fun and steer clear of self-paced video or ”death by powerpoint” and cover topics that can be utilized outside of work as well:
What hurricanes and other natural disasters can teach us about the importance of having a structured data backup plan.
Thankfully, though Hurricane Irma caused major devastation, it was not quite as destructive as it could have been had the weather predictions played out as forecasted. However, the road to recovery for the entire region is still going to be a long one. Not only will homes, schools, and physical infrastructure need to be rebuilt, people will also need to return to their jobs as soon as possible to begin to slowly move back to normalcy. And the ability for companies and organizations to return to “business as usual” (or to return at all) will depend upon their ability to get their IT infrastructure up and running. Provided they have functioning IT infrastructure, they will most likely need to depend on data that must be restored from recent, reliable data backups to pick up where they left off in the least amount of time.
For most small business owners, their enterprise is everything.