May The 4th Be With You: 4 Tips for a Forceful Cyber Security Defense Plan

May 3rd, 2018
May The 4th Be With You: 4 Tips for a Forceful Cyber Security Defense Plan

Use the Power of the Force to Defeat Cyber Attacks: 4 Tips to Secure Your Starship!

Long ago (23 years to be exact), in our very own galaxy, Clay Archer founded DPC Technology. Since 1995, our team has grown and expanded from our first location in Jacksonville to our second location in Orlando. Our clients are spread in a range of industries from metropolitan cities to small towns throughout the southeast, but they all share one thing in common: they trust DPC Technology with their technology network.

In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “In my experience there is no such thing as luck.” This was true for Obi-Wan and it’s also true for your business’s security network. If you don’t have security measures in place, then you will be vulnerable to the ploys of the Dark Side – and we all know what happens after that…

You don’t have to be a Jedi mastermind to be able to defend your business’s security network against the Dark Side or Dark Web. As your trusted technology advisor, we suggest utilizing these four tips for a forceful cyber security defense plan:

1. Managed Firewall –
From the iconic Leia Organa, “Somebody has to save our skins.” This quote is a great way to describe firewalls. Simply put, having a managed firewall in place helps to defend your network against potential threats from the Dark Side.

2. Managed Antivirus –
Stay on Target,” to quote Gold Five. When it comes to Managed Antivirus, they are not as good at protecting us as we would like. This is still a necessary evil against the Dark Side. It won’t catch all the Stormtroopers (viruses), but you must have it & it will help you stay on target against evil.

3. Monitoring on your Computers –
Another great quote from Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” Even if you’re visiting a website that is deemed safe, you never know where a Stormtrooper is lurking. As a security precaution, we have monitoring installed on all our client’s machines, so we get alerts if anything out of the ordinary is happening. It also allows us to make sure their computers security patches are up to date.

4. Content Filtering on your Firewall/Network –
Whenever you hear the words Content Filtering, think of Admiral Ackbar saying, “It’s a trap!” Content Filtering helps to protect your employees and you from visiting potentially malicious websites that could trap you on the Dark Side or worse…expose your business’s information on the Dark Web. We set Content Filtering to constantly update the list of potentially harmful websites and block you and your staff from accidentally falling onto the Dark Side.

At DPC Technology, we like to call these the “four legs of security,” but in the spirit of May 4th we’ll call these the “four powers of the force.”

To quote Watto, “Mind Tricks don’t work on me.” Well, that’s great for Watto, but we are talking about your business here. Think about it, you are focused on doing what you do best: running your business, so you can’t expect to be a full-time Chief Technology Officer too. That’s what we are here for.

“I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

Don’t let a hacker leave your business’s security network vulnerable! The last thing you want is to take your business to the Dark Side. Contact us today to schedule a Security Assessment and Dark Web Search for your business. We will use the Power of the Force & our Jedi Mind Tricks to ensure your network is running exactly as it should.