Cyber Security

Comprehensive, industry-leading cyber security expertise provided as a service, designed to elevate and safeguard all facets of your organisation's digital assets while delivering measurable business advantages.

Understanding cyber security

Cyber security involves the proactive defence of a business’s assets, systems, networks, and software against malicious attacks.

These cyber-attacks typically have the objectives of infiltrating sensitive data for various purposes, such as extortion, data alteration, or disrupting regular business operations. It is alternatively referred to as information technology security or electronic information security.

Today, the task of establishing robust cyber security measures is notably demanding, especially in the context of prevalent hybrid work environments and the surge in BYOD (bring your own device) and mobile device usage. It’s not uncommon for the number of connected devices to surpass the number of employees within a single business, emphasising the critical importance of safeguarding digital assets and ensuring the smooth functioning of operations.

Why choose managed cyber security?

If your organisation relies solely on software to defend itself against cyber threats, have you considered who’s actively overseeing, managing, and responding to potential security breaches?

Do you have a dedicated team of security experts safeguarding your organisation around the clock, 24/7? If the answer is no, then it’s time to let our seasoned experts handle all your cyber security needs. At FOIT Group, we’re here to comprehensively manage and protect your organisation from evolving cyber threats, so you can focus on your core business operations with peace of mind.

Common types of cyber threats

Malware

Malware, short for "malicious software", is a broad category of cyber threats that includes viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, and adware. Malware is designed to infiltrate and compromise computer systems, steal sensitive data, disrupt operations, or take control of a device. It can be spread through infected files, email attachments, or malicious websites. Effective anti-malware software and user awareness training are essential defenses against this pervasive threat.

Ransomware

Ransomware is a specific type of malware that encrypts a victim's files or entire system, rendering them inaccessible. Attackers then demand a ransom payment, usually in cryptocurrency, in exchange for a decryption key. Victims often face a dilemma: pay the ransom or risk losing their data permanently. Preventing ransomware involves robust cyber security measures, regular backups, and user education on recognizing phishing attempts that often deliver ransomware payloads.

Phishing

Phishing is a deceptive technique where cybercriminals impersonate trusted entities, such as banks, social media platforms, or coworkers, to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial details. Phishing attacks can be carried out through email, text messages, or fraudulent websites. Educating employees about identifying phishing attempts and employing email filtering solutions are critical defences against this social engineering tactic.

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)

DDoS attacks involve overwhelming a target's network or website with a flood of traffic from a network of compromised computers (botnet) or other sources. The sheer volume of incoming traffic disrupts normal operations, making online services inaccessible. DDoS attacks can be financially motivated or politically driven. Mitigating DDoS attacks requires robust network infrastructure, traffic monitoring, and content delivery networks (CDNs) to absorb and mitigate excessive traffic. These common types of cyber threats highlight the evolving nature of cyber security challenges. Defending against them requires a multi-faceted approach that includes technological solutions, employee training, and proactive monitoring to detect and respond to threats effectively.

Protect your business from security breaches, data loss, and downtime

FOIT Group is your trusted partner in safeguarding your business against security breaches, data loss, and downtime.

We specialise in delivering integrated Support and Cyber security services, offering a comprehensive, fully managed solution with unwavering accountability.

As a leading Managed Security Service Provider, we pride ourselves on utilising only the finest, industry-leading products. Our expert team of security consultants collaborates seamlessly with these cutting-edge tools to fortify your business and ensure its uninterrupted operation.

Our versatile multi-tier plans encompass all your security essentials, from fundamental necessities to top-tier enterprise-level managed security solutions. Count on FOIT Group to secure your business, so you can focus on its growth and success.

FOIT Group has been an invaluable partner for our business. As our MSP, they've consistently delivered top-notch IT solutions. Their strategic approach to technology management has not only improved our operational efficiency but also ensured the security of our sensitive data. I highly recommend FOIT Group for their professionalism and dedication to client success.”
Michael
CEO, Finance

ACSC Essential Eight & becoming compliant using FOIT’s security services.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has recently introduced significant updates to the Essential 8, a comprehensive set of recommended strategies geared towards enhancing your business’s cyber security stance.

These Essential 8 strategies encompass:

  • Application Control
  • Application Patching
  • Configuration of Microsoft Office Macro Settings
  • User Application Hardening
  • Administrative Privilege Restrictions
  • Operating System Patching
  • Implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Daily Backup Practices

By diligently implementing and aligning these strategies with your business’s unique risk profile and specific requirements, you can significantly fortify your readiness to confront cyber threats, both in the present and as they evolve in the future. We can help you become Essential 8 compliant with cyber security solutions aligned to the Essential 8 maturity levels

Enhance your cyber security standing with our comprehensive NIST-based approach

If you're seeking to bolster your business's cyber security posture, enabling seamless remote work from any device and location, our solutions are here to empower you.

Audit

We commence with a thorough discussion and a comprehensive audit of your existing systems to pinpoint vulnerabilities.

Installation

Following the audit, we proceed to install and implement the agreed-upon protection agents to fortify your digital environment.

Monitoring

Our dedicated team initiates real-time monitoring and continuous maintenance of your platform, ensuring ongoing security.

Training

Elevate your workforce's cyber security awareness through our staff training programs, reinforcing your organisation's cyber posture.

Proactive Monitoring

Our proactive monitoring practices guarantee that your security posture remains robust, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Reporting

Our unique and regular reports provide insights into thwarted attacks, existing issues requiring attention, and actionable recommendations for mitigating risks. At our core, we embrace a holistic approach to security management, aligning with the NIST cyber security framework of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. We are well-versed in the unique cyber security needs of businesses in Australia, ensuring your protection and compliance are in capable hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is managed cyber security, and why do businesses need it?

Managed cyber security involves outsourcing the monitoring, management, and protection of an organisation’s digital assets and infrastructure to a specialised provider. Businesses need it to ensure continuous protection against evolving cyber threats, as it provides round-the-clock expertise and resources dedicated to safeguarding their digital presence.

How does managed cyber security differ from traditional cyber security solutions?

Traditional cyber security solutions often require in-house management and monitoring. Managed cyber security, on the other hand, involves external experts who handle the day-to-day security operations, threat detection, and response, allowing businesses to focus on their core activities while benefiting from specialised expertise.

What services are typically included in managed cyber security offerings?

Managed cyber security services typically encompass a range of activities, including continuous monitoring, threat detection and prevention, vulnerability assessments, patch management, incident response, security compliance management, and often employee training and awareness programs.

Is managed cyber security suitable for small businesses, or is it primarily for larger enterprises?

Managed cyber security services are adaptable and can benefit businesses of all sizes. While larger enterprises often have more complex security needs, small and medium-sized businesses can also benefit by outsourcing their cyber security to expert providers who tailor solutions to suit their specific requirements and budgets.

How can managed cyber security help with compliance and regulatory requirements?

Managed cyber security providers are often well-versed in industry-specific compliance regulations and can assist businesses in implementing the necessary security controls, conducting audits, and maintaining compliance with these regulations. This support helps businesses avoid legal issues and financial penalties.