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How cyber-criminals hack your company

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How cyber-criminals hack your company

There are many ways that a cyber criminal can hack your company, however there is one main way that we as an IT company see over and over again.

Too many companies remain blind to the fact that their greatest threats are within their own walls. Whether ASX-listed, SME, or a start up, they all face the same major gap that can only be filled with time, training, and tools. The gap is you. It’s every person in the business and sometimes that even includes the technical people. 

We are all vulnerable

We are all vulnerable to cyber-criminal activities, and no, they don’t always go after your bank details, there is a raft of other information they could take that offers them far greater value. They also don’t solely send you emails with sneaky links, there are many other tricks and ‘hacks’ they use to lure you into their control. 


Often the most damaging attacks happen from internal staff. Now we aren’t saying that you shouldn’t trust your team, what we’re saying is that you should safeguard your company from the potential of malicious activities. Even something as simple as leaving your server cabinet door unlocked poses major risk for those with on-premise servers. A well protected kingdom has a moat and drawbridge, high walls, guards on watch and security detail protecting within – your ‘kingdom’ should be set up in a way that it has multiple safeguards to prevent attacks from the outside, and to swiftly sort out internal misconduct. 

How to prevent it

When it comes to technology, we as IT Solutions providers need to help companies understand best practices to follow, such as, what steps and safeguards are needed when transferring information to one another and to external parties. A great example is how to safely share a file over an email that contains sensitive information. Industries that deal with highly confidential information, like law firms, financial firms, and health organisations, should deem their cyber security with critical importance. 

 

Understand that you will never be 100% safe from all types of malicious activities, whether they come from outside of your network (someone not employed by your company) or inside of your network (a staff member). Professional IT Services companies can help you locate where the threat vectors reside for your business, as the attacks can be tailored for every company, even those in the same industry.  

 

Levit8 can help you understand and plan for these events so that, even if the worst possible scenario occurred, you could rest assured knowing you have put up safeguards, installed backups, and reduced or prevented the damaging impact of a cyber-attack. After all, you worked so hard to build your company to where it stands today, we work hard to help you protect it.

Levit8’s core values and how they have driven our success

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Our core values are the reason Levit8 is successful

Building a successful IT Company that operates from multiple locations across Australia from the ground up is not an easy task. It requires resilience, bravery, risk, drive, and many other qualities to continue pushing forward even during the tough times. However, there was one value that stuck with us during the entire journey, it is the core factor to all our decisions right down to the team that we employ, and that’s passion. Everything we do whole heartily in life is because we care or are passionate about doing it.

Passion

Passion is the reason we wake up every morning and walk into our Head Office in 50 Cavil Avenue with immense pride. It is humbling to know our entire team are passionate about the reason Levit8 exists and our mission. When we stride into our office everyone is vibrant and happy, which is generally uncommon in our industry, given we are the people you call when your tools are not working, and you are in distress. This tells us we have done an exceptional job at instilling a positive culture.

Transparency

Transparency from beginning to end, we practice open and honest communication with our clients as well as within our team. It is important that we employ a team who share our values and it is even more important that we provide them a safe and comfortable working environment with full transparency in what they can expect from us as well as us from them.

Accountability

Accountability with everything we do, we hold ourselves accountable taking complete ownership of our role in your business. We strive to be reliable, available, and responsive to the best of our abilities at all times – no matter what.

Excellence

Excellence is something our clients can expect from our us, our products, and our IT services. We will always provide you and your business with excellent IT solutions tailored specifically to you.

Collaboration

Collaboration with our clients and with our Team: we believe that we work better together. That is why collaboration is one of our core values. We guarantee that every interaction we have – both internally and externally with our clients – will be professional. Only then, can we come together to form something far more effective than we could have on our own.

Our mission

Our mission is to help Australian companies achieve their goals through efficient use of technology. When it comes to the growth strategy, competitive edge plan, compliance with the governance in their industry, maintaining best practices with technology, planning for disasters, or even world domination as we call it at Levit8; We are here to sit alongside our clients and provide our professional advice. We are different to other IT service providers across Australia; We deliver managed IT Support through strategic IT solutions and true partnerships.

Levit8 Business IT Solutions.
We Raise The Bar.