Helping You Stay Secure and Efficient
With the advantages IT and the internet has given business, the world is more connected than ever before. However, out of this, a new threat has been born — cybercrime.
The goals of cybercrime include accessing, changing, destroying, or holding for ransom sensitive information. Criminals are intent on extorting money and interrupting business processes.
Cybercrime costs are not only measured in dollars.
- Expenses incurred in responding to a breach
- Downtime costs
- Lost revenue
- Damage to reputation and brand
To combat the danger to business and to avoid the high cost of unsecured business technology, the Hawkins team works diligently to deploy high-grade cybersecurity protocols and strategies. Protecting your data and workflow is our #1 priority.
What are the threats?
Malicious software such as viruses, spyware, and ransomware are everywhere these days. Viruses are self-replicating and can damage data and systems. Spyware secretly records user actions and can be leveraged to capture sensitive data like credit card details. Ransomware is used to encrypt your data and lock you out of your own IT assets until you pay a ransom.
This is an attack used to access and steal information from a database. Because databases can be large and attackers can gain a lot of information in one successful attack.
Criminals use phishing tactics to target staff members with emails pretending to be legitimate companies, convincing your employees to give up sensitive information. The emails can include a link to a fake site used to capture the information, or they might include an attachment that has malware in it.
An insider threat occurs when someone who has access to the company systems (such as a staff member or contractor) causes a security breach. This is not always malicious and can be unintentional, but the damage is the same.
This is an attack against networks and servers by flooding them with requests so their systems become overwhelmed and cannot fulfil legitimate requests, thus impacting business performance.
How Do We Help You Guard Your Business Data and Workflow?
Cybersecurity has multiple layers to protect against breaches. These layers cover the following areas:
- Device security
- Application security
- Cloud security
- Network security
- Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
- End-user education
- Real-time scanning
- Cryptographic protocols to encrypt emails, files, and critical data
Your cybersecurity posture is of critical importance to the Hawkins team. We deploy enterprise-grade tools, protocols, and strategies designed to help you stay safe while growing and scaling your business.
Perhaps the most important tool at our disposal is our cybersecurity monitoring. By constantly surveying your IT systems (24/7/365), we are able to spot potential IT security concerns and address them before they become problems that negatively impact your daily workflow.
If there is a major cybersecurity incident, our team will respond quickly and appropriately to mitigate the risk and remediate your systems. While no cybersecurity company can promise zero risk, our team has been successful in providing a high level of cybersecurity readiness to our clients.