The Need for Multi-Layered Cyber Security in Today’s World of Growing Threats

The Need for Multi-Layered Cyber Security in Today’s World of Growing Threats

Cyber security is an ever-present consideration for modern businesses. Once, network connectivity was a feature that provided communication and other value, but today, with companies increasingly using the cloud and customers expecting a higher level of engagement, your network is your lifeblood. The old ways of securing the perimeter and hoping for the best are long over. To achieve security in a threat-filled world, organizations need a multi-layered approach.

At SinglePoint Global, we use five different security tools to handle everything from awareness to malware tracking. With this multi-layered process, organizations can more effectively monitor the perimeter while also tracking threats inside your network. Here’s how this multi-layered approach works:

Security Awareness Training

It’s challenging to protect against threats if you don’t know the face of the enemy. Your users are your last line of defense. Turn them into a human firewall by providing training to thwart:

  • Phishing attacks
  • Social engineering
  • Malware infections
  • Weak password practices

Many small to mid-sized businesses can become overwhelmed by cyber security. Don’t let this sense of powerlessness shackle your organization. Empower your employees and create an organic protection layer.

Dual-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is an invaluable tool for battling cyber criminals. The idea is simple and highly effective. Access requires knowing something (a password) and possessing something (a mobile device). The chances of a bad actor figuring out a user’s password and also swiping their smartphone are much lower than either of those threats alone.

With dual-factor authentication, organizations can:

  • Reduce security and compliance risk
  • Improve end user productivity and experience
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Enable organizational agility

Also, SinglePoint Global provides the ability to customize access control, so you can dial in exactly what works for your organization. It all starts with a zero-trust security model that confirms the user identity before giving access to applications and resources. Then, our authentication tools provide visibility into access activities, so you not only control access, but you know who is accessing and when. The protection is also lightweight, meaning that beyond requiring authentication, which is accomplished through a simple process, users do not experience an excessive delay in using applications and systems.

Advanced Spam Filtering

Another strong layer of security comes in the form of email filtering. This tool defends against threats while ensuring business continuity because you need to be protected, but you also need to get work done. Secure your inbound and outbound email with an easy-to-use cloud-based filtering solution. Protect against nuisances such as:

  • Imposter email
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Spam
  • Bulk mail

By using content analysis, known and emerging threats are identified in your company’s email system. Dynamic reputation analysis continually assesses local and global IP addresses to determine whether or not to accept messages. Create a substantial barrier to maliciousness and keep your email running as an efficient communications tool.

Dark Web Intelligence

A growing avenue of threat detection is to keep tabs on leaked information such as user passwords. We scan the dark web continuously to see if anyone’s passwords have been cracked and are available for sale.

This protection goes beyond securing the perimeter to proactively limiting exposure. In today’s multi-vector threat environment, your cyber security needs to be nimble and active. This layer protects by eliminating unknown external factors.

Leverage real-time validated data, and the ability to deploy in minutes, and use the time to your advantage.

Malware and Event Tracking

Our fifth layer of protection involves endpoint threat detection and response through malware and event tracking. With this layer, organizations can ensure nothing bad gets on the system. Event tracking includes these capabilities:

  • Stop unknown malware
  • Easy implementation
  • Easy maintenance
  • Security monitoring
  • Lateral attack spread prevention
  • Simplified management
  • Access to global cyber security experts

Through these multiple layers, organizations can effectively lockout threats. So get layered security, and spend less time fretting over risks and more time focusing on growth and innovation. Contact us today to learn more.

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