IT Security Services

Are your networks, computer systems, and customer data secure from cyberattacks and the potential damaging aftermath of losing your customers’ trust? When your customers type in their personal information and credit card number to make a transaction, they trust your IT Security measures to protect their data from hackers.

With Emerald City Solutions’ IT Solutions, you do not need to worry about the possibility of cybercriminals hijacking your business data and destroying your brand reputation.

 

IT Solutions & Security: An Overview

Our IT Solutions protect your business’s information from unauthorized persons who pose a security risk.

Objectives of IT Security

The main objectives of Information Technology Security include:

  • Confidentiality of Information: Protect critical data by clearly defining which individuals or groups have access rights. Encrypting the data ensures that it would be useless even if it fell into the wrong hands.
  • Information Integrity: Information Technology Security must protect unauthorized users from manipulating your data.
  • Availability of Information: Your data processing system must run efficiently to retrieve accurate data whenever you need it.

Areas that Include IT Security

Information Technology Security breaks down into different defensible sectors, including:

  • Endpoint Security: Your PCs, tablets, smartphones, and applications require protection since you work on confidential company matters while utilizing them.
  • Internet and Cloud Security: Stop hackers from tracing your digital footprint back to the source by investing in IT solutions.
  • User Security: User awareness is critical when it comes to maintaining data security. Your IT analyst can educate you and your employees on the best practices to safeguard your data, from using secure private email inboxes to avoiding phishing scams.

Threats to Information Technology Security

When you think of threats to Information Technology Security, you might picture a hacker in a mask illuminated by the blue light of multiple surrounding computer screens. But what tools are these anonymous hackers using to get at your data? Threats include:

  • Ransomware: This malware infects your system and locks you out of your files and devices until you pay a ransom.
  • Spyware: This software initially appears harmless, such as pop-up windows, but gathers your data and sends it to another user with malicious intent.
  • Viruses: If a computer virus enters your system, it will insert its unique code, ruining the integrity of your device.

IT Security Vs. Cybersecurity Vs. Network Security

IT Security is an umbrella term for shielding all forms of your organization’s physical or electronic data from misuse. IT Cybersecurity focuses solely on protecting your electronic data from online threats. Network Security specializes in stopping unauthorized users from overtaking your networking infrastructure.

 

Cyber Attack Methods

Your infrastructure could be the victim of cyber attacks by data thieves. Understanding the different types of cyber attack methods can help you determine if investing in Information Technology Security is a suitable defense tactic for your business.

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Hackers who spend time and resources infiltrating your computer system, spying on your processes, and then hijacking your networks to spread malware are considered APTs. Once they succeed in overtaking your network, you rarely can regain control and instead have to forfeit your system.

Malware

Malware includes worms and viruses that are seemingly unstoppable as they corrupt your system with non-closeable ads and pop-ups.

Phishing

Phishing is when hackers send fake but professional-looking emails, hoping that you will take the bait and enter your confidential information. Once they gain access to your data, they can drain your funds or manipulate your networks.

DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service attacks occur when bots flood a site with requests, effectively paralyzing the server.

 

Protecting Your Network from Cyber Attacks

You can protect your network from cyber attacks by:

  •   Installing a VPN-capable firewall
  •   Using different and complex passwords on every site that you visit
  •   Signing up for multi-factor authentication
  •   Installing auto-updates, so your security measures are always up-to-date
  •   Using malware scanners
  •   Fully encrypting your devices
  •   Training your team to recognize phishing attempts
  •   Backing up all of your systems
  •   Implement a Defense in Depth strategy
  •   Staying current with IT cyber security news
  •   Investing in Information Technology Security solution

Our IT Solutions & Security Services

An IT specialist from Emerald City Solutions can assist you in choosing which of our Information Technology Security Services is suitable for your business needs.

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Information Security: Keeping Your Company’s Information Secure

Information security encompasses the tools and strategies that detect, document, and ward off threats to your physical and electronic data. The principles of information security are the same as the main objectives of IT Security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

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Disaster Recovery: Implementing a Data Recovery Solution

A corporate disaster recovery system backs up and revives your infrastructure and systems from business disruptions such as cyber-attacks or natural disasters.

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Network Security: Manage Security to Eliminate Wasted Time

Network security helps your business run smoothly by offering:

  •   Protection for client data and shared data
  •   Protection from spyware for your workstations
  •   Data encryption and data transmission through independent pathways
  •   Downtime prevention through monitoring of suspicious activities

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Content Filtering: How to Allow Work-Related Content To Be Accessed?

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Content filtering uses a program to screen for objectionable content and deny users access to the web pages. Firewalls block out specific keywords or images, so you are only able to view work-related content. For example, you will commonly see an access denied message when trying to access social media sites in the workplace.

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Stop Spam Emails: Block and Get Rid of Unwanted Email Permanently

The virtual clutter of spam is an irritant and potential security risk. Spam emails can contain viral malware. Installing anti-spam software can permanently remove spam from your inbox without you having to click the block and delete button. Anti-spam software saves you time and, subsequently, money in the long run.

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DFARS: What Does This Mean?

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) created the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirement to protect our military secrets from foreign adversaries.
If your business handles DoD contracts, you must comply with their information security techniques. Emerald City Solutions can help you make sure that your business is fulfilling these standards.

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HIPPA Compliance: Secure and Private Transfer of Medical Information

HIPPA Compliance is an IT Security policy which states that your medical information, treatment plan, and payment methods are confidential between you, your medical provider, and other parties you approve. If your business is in the healthcare sector, you understand the importance of adhering to HIPPA and require robust IT systems to ensure your patients’ privacy.

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PCI DSS Compliance: Security Paradigm for Acceptance of Digital Card Payments

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ensures safe transfers of financial information. Businesses that accept credit card transactions follow this set of security protocols to keep customer and vendor information secure.
Emerald City Solutions can assist you with making sure that your business is PCI DSS compliant.

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Step up to A Whole New Level: Protect Your Business Inside and Out

Emerald City Solutions provides a wide range of IT Security solutions for companies of all sizes. We are proud to be a family-owned business that wants to make technology easily accessible and understandable for our clients and the global community at large. Based in Everett, WA, Emerald City Solutions offers friendly and reliable IT Services at cost-effective prices.

Your customers should feel safe when entering their data on your webpage. Protect your customers and your business’s future success by investing in IT solutions. Give us a call at (206) 340-1616 to review your options today.

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