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What does a cybersecurity company do? (Definitive guide)

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What does a cybersecurity company do?

Companies specialising in cyber security in South Africa typically offer a wide variety of related services, including but not limited to IT and cloud computing, network and internet solutions, and more.

In this blog we will look at exactly what a cybersecurity company does and what to expect when hiring one.


 

Cybersecurity services often include the following: system testing and consultation; security risk assessments and audits; help with legal and IT compliance; and other related services.

As one of South Africa’s most reputable cyber security firms, ASG is committed to reducing the likelihood of hacking attempts against its clients’ data and IT infrastructure.

Their offerings may be broken down into three categories: monitoring, administration, and consulting for security threats within computer networks. To start off on the right foot with new clients, they provide a no-cost, two-hour security assessment session to put your mind at ease about your choice of cyber security providers. This assessment will allow for an analysis and identification of vulnerabilities on your infrastructure without any obligations or costs.

Assessing the Responsibilities of Cybersecurity Companies

Dangers abound

Security professionals and cybercriminals are locked in a never-ending war that seems to only intensify as new technologies emerge. In popular culture, this is the glamorous part of the industry that is spotlighted. True, sometimes danger comes from shady actors with access to cutting-edge technology or recalcitrant nations with a history of hostility. In practise, though, dangers can surface for a variety of reasons, including sloppy network security that leaves critical data exposed by mistake and careless employees who use unsecured devices from home.

 

There has never been a better opportunity for lax security to cause headaches and expense, what with the proliferation of the internet of things (IoT) in every aspect of business and society and the widespread adoption of home and remote working that began during the Covid-19 pandemic has persisted in many organisations.

 

Connecting more gadgets together opens additional entry points for hackers to break in and steal information. Moreover, Gartner predicts that by 2023, there will be 43 billion connected devices to the internet.

The Internet of Things

Smart wearables, home appliances, cars, building alarm systems, and industrial gear are just some of the IoT gadgets that have proven to be a headache for those in charge of cybersecurity. That’s because manufacturers haven’t always prioritised making them safe with regular patches and upgrades because they’re not typically used to hold critical data directly. However recent research has revealed that even devices that don’t retain data directly may often be used by attackers as gateways to access other networked devices that might.

Remote work

Security concerns have been compounded by the rise of remote work. Since the beginning of the epidemic, protecting the billions of devices used for home and distant work has become a top cybersecurity issue for many businesses. When we were all working in offices before the epidemic, it was easy for security personnel, who were likely situated in IT, to do routine checks and updates on all business laptops and cell phones. This made it easy to check that they weren’t infected with spyware or malware and were using up-to-date security software. A new set of difficulties has surfaced in the year 2023, when it is more likely than ever that employees will use their own devices to access to their companies’ networks from home.

Employees who connect unsecured devices to networks risk becoming unknowing victims of phishing attacks, in which hackers use social engineering techniques to gain access credentials.

Working remotely increases the likelihood that we may be placed in teams where we do not know each other very well and are therefore more vulnerable to impersonation schemes. It also makes ransomware assaults possible, in which malicious software is secretly introduced into computer systems and used to encrypt and delete data until a ransom is paid. This is a bigger concern when people are working remotely and have to leave their gadgets unattended for long periods of time.

The security industry is expanding at a rate much above that of any other sector. One contributing factor is the critical lack of available security professionals.

Through our established relationships with established channel partners, ASG provides a full suite of cybersecurity services focused at reducing the dangers to sensitive data. We assist partners with real installation and implementation, as well as training.

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