Brad Mathis, Sr. Consultant
Your Last Check Up Was When???
Most people understand the vital importance of routine medical checkups. Regular health exams and testing often help pinpoint problems before they begin. Not only do exams and checkups help with early detection of existing problems, professionals who perform them help to greatly reduce the occurrence of future problems by recommending mitigating actions based upon the findings. We all have grown to understand this as a requirement to live a long, healthy, and productive life.
Why is it we all don’t treat our information systems networks with a similar level of protection and importance? Information systems are the lifeblood and backbone of most successful businesses. When the flow of information stops, business degradation begins. Business interruption caused by malware and cybercrime continues to increase at alarming levels. It is imperative for businesses of any size to ensure robust IT security is in place, in order to prevent becoming a victim of cybercrime. Consequences of not doing so include business interruption, legal compliance issues, loss of revenue, reputation impact, or worst case, complete business failure.
Keep your IT infrastructure ‘heart’ pumping and data ‘blood’ smoothly flowing by routinely testing the security of your network computing environment. Much like a body has multiple components to diagnose and keep running smoothly, so does a network infrastructure; from the web browser, to the server, to the Internet facing network infrastructure.
Do you want to get a glimpse of your current security posture? Here are a few security health check tools available from Qualys that you can check out for free!
And if you’re not routinely having the security of your network reviewed, it may be time to schedule that check up. Our Security Practice can help. If you would like to learn more, be sure and ask your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager for more information.