Protect Business Assets with Comprehensive Security Assessments
The networks that support your business are complex and ever-changing, particularly when you consider the reach of your partners and their vendors. The degrees of separation between individual organizations have never been smaller, as our interconnected world market expands and evolves.
A digital threat targeting one of your key suppliers could have a significant impact on your operations, an idea that is extremely frustrating when you consider the limited control you have over your data and operations outside the walled garden of your network. From protecting your organization against malicious software attacks to ensuring that your customer or patient data is access-controlled and backed up at all times, the experts at Alvarez Technology Group have the experience needed to keep your company’s operations moving swiftly and efficiently.
Finding the Balance Between Security and User Experience
One frustration that is regularly heard with clients and internal business users is that security and compliance requirements are so robust that they are negatively impacting the customer experience. Finding that delicate balance between security and user experience takes exceptional knowledge of systems within your company as well as the ability to listen carefully to user needs. Your company’s data must be appropriately protected, but putting your information on lockdown can often have the opposite effect as staff members look for workarounds within your system. Having a secure and workable solution is the best option for today’s fast-moving organizations to maintain adequate security while also allowing employees to quickly and efficiently perform their daily tasks.
Benefits of External Security Assessments
Your IT team is continually reviewing your internal and external assets for possible cybersecurity risk, but is this truly enough to keep your business safe? Even as audit teams require regular external risk assessments, this may not be enough to keep your company safe from the aggressive attacks being launched by cybercriminals. When you work with the professionals at Alvarez Technology Group to define a thorough security assessment, we look at all aspects of your business — from physical to digital security. Each of these components can work together to reduce your overall business risk, saving your company money and time in the event of an incident.
Ongoing Evaluation of Security Requirements
Another key benefit of external security assessments is your ability to reevaluate items that have been previously defined for remediation. Instead of continuing down a path where you have a set playlist of changes to be made, regularly revisiting your security needs allows your business leaders to ensure you are always pointing significant IT resources in the direction that adds the most value for your business. When you work with external resources to support your security needs, you’re gaining the insight of experts working with other organizations in your industry, too. This helps ensure that teams are spending less time on research and more time actively working towards creating the most secure and sustainable infrastructure possible for your business.
Securing your business against both physical and cybersecurity attacks is not a one-time solution or a quick checklist. Instead, it requires ongoing education, proactive maintenance, and clear communication between internal teams, external partners, and vendors. Let the professionals at Alvarez Technology Group help support the needs of your small to mid-size company with comprehensive security assessments as well as regular reviews. Contact our team at (831) 753-76-77 or via email to [email protected] to learn more about the security services that we offer for companies in Salinas and the surrounding areas.