Layered cybersecurity for your organisation

Layered cybersecurity for your organisation

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges for organisations in the 21st century. With the increase in cyber attacks, data breaches and ransomware, it is essential to protect your network and devices from unauthorised access, misuse and damage. But how do you do that effectively and efficiently?

One targeted solution is to use a layered approach, consisting of different levels of security that complement and reinforce each other. A layered approach uses a combination of solutions, applications and methods to secure your network and devices against different types of threats. Do you really need more than 20 different tools for that? Fortunately, no. On the contrary because using a laundry list of external tools increases your security risk.

In this blog, you will read about some of the key components of a layered approach and how to implement them in your organisation.

Start with an audit

The first step in implementing a layered approach is to conduct an IT audit. An audit is a process that helps you evaluate the status and performance of your digital environment. You can use an auditing tool to check, test and report on your network and devices. This is how you protect your organisation from errors, inefficiencies and risks.

An audit can also help you identify weaknesses and areas for improvement. This way, you can make a plan to optimise and secure your network and devices with the right solutions, applications and methods. An audit can also help you determine your budget and priorities for your layered approach. With this valuable information, you get to work.

Below is a list of different tools we deploy to firmly improve organisations’ cybersecurity. Every company is different, which is why we always take a tailor-made approach. Are you still looking to increase your digital security? Make a free appointment with one of our specialists!

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based platform that gives you access to a range of productivity and security tools, including Office, Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Azure, Defender and more. With the right licences and configuration, you will enjoy a secure and productive environment. With the power of Microsoft, you also avoid the need for a range of software. In fact, a lot of security tools are included in the right licences. So you maintain a clean and efficient digital environment. We choose Microsoft 365 as a base to immediately boost your cybersecurity level and maintain your productivity. By centralising security and productivity, you avoid a plethora of unnecessary external tools.

Monitoring of processes

Using Microsoft Defender, we evaluate the status and performance of your network and devices. With handy tools and configurations, we check for suspicious events and take action if necessary. By keeping an eye on things, we protect your digital environment from risks.

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Still not sure which licences are the best fit for your organisation? Then be sure to contact our specialists, they will be happy to discuss a tailor-made plan of action!

Awareness Training

Cybersecurity Awareness Training is an effective way to train your employees and make them aware of digital dangers. Through awareness training, your employees can learn how to use your network and devices safely and responsibly. This way, they protect themselves and your organisation. This approach ensures that human error does not lead to cyber attacks. This is an essential part of your layered security strategy, as phishing attacks often capitalise on the human element.

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Password management with Bitwarden

Bitwarden is a user-friendly tool to create, remember and change strong and unique passwords. With strong passwords, you protect your organisation against unauthorised access, phishing and brute force attacks. Convenient features such as 2FA and the ability to share login credentials within your organisation make it a suitable candidate.

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Cloud back-up

this is a feature that helps you make a copy of your data on your network and devices. You can use cloud backup to copy, compress and archive your data in an external location, such as a cloud service. Cloud backup can protect your network and devices from loss, damage and ransomware.

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Patch Management with Scappman

Scappman is a tool that ensures your software is always the latest version. Patch management allows you to scan, update and install your software on all your network and devices. This way, you prevent vulnerabilities, bugs and performance issues that can harm your network and devices.

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Fortinet Firewall

A Fortinet Firewall is a Next Generation Firewall that keeps your network safe. It monitors all traffic going to and from the internet, letting only the traffic you want through. This is how it keeps out unwanted intruders, malware and denial-of-service attacks. With a Fortinet Firewall, you can also take advantage of advanced features such as intrusion prevention, web page filtering, application management and isolating suspicious files in a sandbox.

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If you want to know more about how to implement a layered approach in your organisation, contact us. We are a team of cybersecurity experts who will help you design, install and manage a layered approach that fits your needs and budget. We offer you a free consultation, a customised quote and a guarantee of quality and satisfaction. Contact us today and make your network and devices more secure than ever.

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