There are multiple levels of data protection; for the most critical information – client data – it is crucial to protect at every level.
There is security in knowledge. Training people in how to think about and handle data – business and personal – is not just the first level of protection, it plays a role in every level.
There is a mindset required to make any data security plan successful. At ManagedTEK, we train users on the information they need and help them form the habits necessary to execute their plan.
Network security is the installation and configuration of the hardware and software that will do the detecting and protecting at the network level. This includes firewalls, virus detection, and password protections.
Endpoints are devices that access the protected data: desktops, laptops, mobile devices. Are the operating systems securely configured? If something slips through the network security, is there local security measures installed?
Operating systems and browsers are the primary focus of this security level. Are there holes where data could leak out or malware could enter?
This is the encrypting and backing up of data. Encryption makes stolen data harder to use and back ups mean that no data is actually lost to evil doers or crashing equipment.
Where is the data located and are those locations secure? In a purely digital business, do the office doors lock to protect equipment, are mobile devices ever out of an employee’s control? And, because rarely is a business purely digital, how is access to physical files controlled?
ManagedTEK looks at and addresses every level of data security. Our security plans include all the training, equipment, and software needed to provide our clients the highest level of security possible. We then provide the maintenance and monitoring necessary to ensure security integrity and prompt response to any data compromising events.
The Onboarding process – analysis and installation – is dependent on the amount of equipment and software required as well as the number of devices protected.
Once in place, maintenance, monitoring, response, and recovery is included in a monthly per device fee based on your coverage plan.
Data security is more than a good idea, it is a requirement of federal law.
Dark Web Monitoring
Every maintenance plan offers Dark Web Monitoring to identify exposed credentials and alert our customers before hackers can do harm.
Data security plans based on industry standards for accountants, tax preparers, bookkeepers, and lawyers.
The first level of data security is the human mindset. We offer Security Awareness Training to show employees how to recognize and avoid phishing attacks and other malicious activities that target human vulnerability.
Small Business Friendly
We work with small firms because we are a small firm. We understand the industry, governance, and technology applicable to everyone as well as what makes small businesses unique.
Cost of Business Savings
Our data security plans can reduce cyber-liability insurance premiums.