National Networks Protects Oil & Gas Business From Phishing And Viruses

Are you worried about cybercrime?

To some extent, we all should be. If you’re not sure you have the right protections in place, then you’re data is at risk. It’s as simple as that.

Consider these stats reported in Verizon’s Data Breach Report and Forbes:

  • 58% of all breaches in 2018 involved small businesses.
  • 43% of all breaches involved small businesses in 2019.

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Many businesses simply aren’t doing enough to protect themselves. According to the 2019 Shred It Protection Report:

  • 31% of small business owners report that human error or accidental loss by a staff member led to a data breach.
  • 33% of respondents have not trained employees on cybersecurity best practices to defend them against phishing and ransomware.
  • 30% of small business owners have no policy for storing confidential documents.

This is why an Oil & Gas company recently got in touch with the National Networks team. They were tired of worrying about when they would be targeted with a virus or phishing attack. They wanted to know their data was protected.

How Does National Networks Protect Clients From Cybercriminals?

Modern cybersecurity is a two-fold approach — on one side you have the IT solutions that protect you, and on the other, you have user awareness to protect against social engineering scams. In order to enhance this Oil & Gas company’s cybersecurity, National Networks did the following:

We Protect Systems With Anti-Virus & Firewalls

Antivirus software is used in conjunction with a firewall to provide defense against malware, adware, and spyware. Each of these cybercriminal tactics has the potential to do immense damage to internal processes and a company’s reputation. The job of antivirus software is to spot, block, and isolate intrusive, malicious applications so they can’t do damage to your data and legitimate software.

Antivirus is installed to protect at the user level, known as endpoint protection, and is designed to detect and block a virus or malware from taking root on a user’s computer, or worse, accessing a network to which the user is connected.

Your firewall is your first line of defense for keeping your information safe. A firewall is a particular type of solution that maintains the security of your network. It blocks unauthorized users from gaining access to your data. Firewalls are deployed via hardware, software, or a combination of the two.

We Train Users To Defend Against Phishing

Cybersecurity training is by far the most effective way to defend your organization from phishing. This method recognizes how important the user is in your cybersecurity efforts.

Our training services helped this Oil & Gas company’s staff to contribute to their cybersecurity. Through exercises, interactive programs, and even simulated phishing attacks, we test users in a number of key areas:

  • How to identify and address suspicious emails, phishing attempts, social engineering tactics, and more.
  • How to use business technology without exposing data and other assets to external threats by accident.
  • How to respond when you suspect that an attack is occurring or has occurred.

National Networks Will Protect You Too

Don’t worry about whether your cybersecurity is strong enough to keep your data safe — make sure, with expert help from the National Networks team. We offer technology services and solutions that will protect your operations and secure your IT systems.

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