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Cybersecurity: Protecting Brisbane Businesses from Threats

As a business owner, when you hear about cybersecurity, you might think it’s only a concern for massive companies with huge amounts of sensitive data. However, cybersecurity is a critical concern for any connected business, and the ramifications of neglecting this aspect of your IT systems can be disastrous.

Thankfully, you don’t need to become an expert in this complex subject to keep your business and employees secure. Managed IT providers, like us at Levit8, can handle all of this for you, providing a customised solution that aligns and scales with your business needs.

We’ve previously talked about the broader security advantages of outsourcing IT services, but let’s take a closer look at how our team helps your business identify, prevent and mitigate cyber threats.

Levit8’s Proactive Cyber Defence

24/7 Monitoring

Levit8’s approach to cybersecurity begins with round-the-clock monitoring, a vital measure in today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our expert teams use sophisticated tools to monitor your network and system activities so we can instantly detect and respond to cyber events. This vigilant approach is not just about observing but actively analysing data for any signs of abnormal activity, which could signify a security threat. For example, we can detect when an employee attempts to install software or download something without authorisation from an untrusted source, allowing us to alert you and nip the problem in the bud.

Custom Defence Plans

Understanding that each business has unique needs, Levit8 tailors its cybersecurity strategies to align with your specific requirements and operational environments. This involves a detailed assessment of your current security posture, identifying potential vulnerabilities, and developing a bespoke plan that addresses these specific risks. The flexibility and adaptability of these plans mean that they can be modified as the business grows or as new threats emerge, ensuring that the cybersecurity measures remain robust and relevant wherever your business goes.

Advanced Security Technologies and Services

Firewall Management and Monitoring

A key component of Levit8’s cybersecurity approach is the deployment and management of robust firewall solutions. These firewalls serve as the first line of defence, protecting networks from unauthorised access and potential intrusions. Levit8 ensures that these firewalls are correctly configured to meet your business’s specific needs and are regularly updated to tackle new and emerging threats. The ongoing maintenance and monitoring of these firewalls are crucial as they adapt to evolving cyberattack strategies, ensuring that the network’s defences remain as strong as possible.

Network Security Monitoring

Levit8 employs comprehensive network security monitoring, which is fundamental in detecting and thwarting potential intrusions. This involves scanning network traffic for unusual patterns or activities that could indicate a breach. By implementing sophisticated intrusion detection systems, our team ensures that any suspicious activities are promptly identified and addressed. This continuous monitoring is vital in maintaining the integrity and security of your business data, preventing breaches that could cripple your business and cause you to lose money and face.

Device Endpoint Protection

Device endpoint protection is crucial if your business is managed across multiple devices, including phones, tablets, and laptops. Levit8 ensures that each device connected to your network is secure from vulnerabilities. This includes regular scans, updates, and implementing advanced security software to guard against malware and other cyber threats. By maintaining a strong security posture on every device, Levit8 significantly reduces the risk of security breaches originating from endpoints.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the strongest cybersecurity measures your business can adopt. It essentially adds an extra layer of security to protect against unauthorised access. Levit8 assists businesses in smoothly integrating MFA into their systems. This enhances security by requiring additional verification methods and fosters a culture of security within the organisation.

Remember, it’s not necessarily highly sophisticated hackers your business needs to worry about (although they are still a major threat); it’s easier for you to be victimised by attacks of opportunity where someone finds a weak and easily exploitable layer in your security. You don’t want to be in a position where a single password is your only line of defence.

Essential Eight Framework

At Levit8, a core part of our cybersecurity service is our deployment of the Essential Eight Framework, a strategy recommended by cybersecurity experts for mitigating cyber threats. The first step involves working with you to identify a suitable target maturity level that aligns with your technology environment. This bespoke approach ensures that the cybersecurity measures are effective and tailored to your business’s specific needs. After establishing the maturity level, Levit8 progressively implements each stage of the Essential Eight. This systematic approach ensures comprehensive coverage, gradually enhancing the business’s security posture and making it resilient against various cyber threats.

Cyber Education and Training

Equally important in Levit8’s cybersecurity strategy is the emphasis on Cyber Safe Education & Training. Recognising that human error can often be a weak link in cybersecurity, Levit8 provides a Learning Management System (LMS) to all our Managed IT Services clients. This platform offers training modules on best practices in cyber security, significantly reducing the risk posed by lack of awareness or employee errors. The LMS is continually updated, ensuring that the training content is relevant and equips employees with the knowledge to effectively recognise and respond to the latest cyber threats.

Industry-Leading Cyber Solutions

Levit8 partners with world-class cybersecurity companies to provide cutting-edge protection solutions. These partnerships include:

  • WatchGuard: Offering comprehensive protection for networks and user devices, WatchGuard’s firewalls and security solutions are integral to Levit8’s cybersecurity offering. These solutions are tailored to provide a robust defence against a range of cyber threats, ensuring total coverage for the client’s network and devices.

  • Microsoft Defender: As a global leader in cyber protection, Microsoft Defender extends its coverage across company devices, servers, and the Microsoft 365 environment. This solution offers an added layer of security, instrumental in protecting against threats that target commonly used business applications.

  • CrowdStrike: Specialising in endpoint protection, CrowdStrike provides comprehensive coverage for company devices, servers, and cloud environments. Its sophisticated threat detection capabilities, powered by AI and machine learning, are crucial in identifying and mitigating advanced cyber threats.

Benefit from Brisbane’s Most Robust Cybersecurity Solution with Levit8

At Levit8, our comprehensive cybersecurity service ensures Brisbane businesses have everything they need to confidently do what they do best without worrying about whether or not they’re vulnerable to cyber threats. We’ve got everything covered, so you can relax.

Learn more about the comprehensive services of managed IT providers, or investigate our Cyber Security Services in more detail.

Enjoy all of the benefits with our Managed IT Services in Brisbane. If you’re ready to get begin, chat with our team on 1800 538 488 to discuss your IT requirements or reach out via our contact centre.

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