How businesses adapt to stay operational in the virtual environment

How businesses adapt to stay operational in the virtual environment

In the age of digital transformation, cybercrime has emerged as today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity, with 43% of online attacks now aimed at the Small Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)s, yet only 14% are prepared to defend themselves.1 What this means to business owners, is the increasing  need to be more cybersecurity conscious and  to invest more to defend themselves against cyberattacks that pose significant threat to their IT infrastructure. Companies need to educate their staff to send any suspicious targeted social engineering attack such as scareware directly to cybersecurity team for analysis, and business owners also needs to work closely with international law enforcement agencies as well as national regulatory bodies to build a comprehensive cyber defence.

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe, cybercriminals around the world undoubtedly are poised to capitalise on the crisis by launching a different kind of “virus”. Companies should ensure all corporate owned or managed devices are equipped with essential security capabilities and adhere to security best practices in remote environments. These critical capabilities such as the ability to:2

  • securely connect users to their business-critical cloud and on-premise applications, such as video teleconferencing applications which are increasingly relevant for remote work environments
  • Provide endpoint protection on all laptops and mobile devices, including VPN tools with encryption
  • Enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Block exploits, malware and command-and-control (C2) traffic using real-time, automated threat intelligence
  • Filter malicious domain URLs and perform DNS sinkholing to thwart common phishing attacks

While organisations may eventually face the prospect of functioning with little to no personnel on-site and other important support functions, and businesses are trying to figure out how to stay operational in a virtual world, the need to invest in cybersecurity solutions to protect their businesses, especially since the loss of personal information and impact of a cyber-attack can be far greater than the cost of getting protected in the first place.3

Hacking techniques are constantly evolving and is increasingly getting more complex. As a result, cybersecurity is a growing concern for the organisation globally. Legacy technologies such as firewall and antivirus software are proving inadequate in this evolving cyber threat landscape. Vulnerabilities in the computer system security have been exploited by unethical hackers, resulting in millions of personal information being stolen, sold or held for ransom, creating a debilitating impact on the economy. With Konica Minolta CyberSecure Platform, we provide multi-featured defence in a box which helps organisations to mitigate cyber threats instantly.4

An innovative and automated way of securing your network, the CyberSecure Platform typically deploys in-line, where the packet is processed in lightning speed with comprehensive security engine that prevents intrusion. Most importantly, the CyberSecure Platform is invisible to the hackers, thus provides a robust protection to your network.

Key Features

Key Benefits of CyberSecure Platform

  • Invisible to cyber criminals (Stealth mode)
  • Malicious packets are dropped even before it reaches the firewall (bi-directional)
  • Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)

To find out more about CyberSecure Platform

Visit: https://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/solutions/cybersecure-platform/

1.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/13/cyberattacks-cost-small-companies-200k-putting-many-out-of-business.html

2. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/covid-19-cyberattacks-working-from-home/

3.https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/coronavirus-themed-cyberattacks-surge-as-more-employees-forced-to-work-from-home

4.https://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/solutions/cybersecure-platform/

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