Press Release: IT Security Experts Recommend New Tools, Tactics For October's National Cybersecurity Month.
Matrix Integration Urges Companies to Take Three Cyber Issues Seriously
JASPER, Ind. - (Oct. 12, 2023) – Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 businesses and schools in the Midwest and beyond, is employing new tools as well as advising clients and the public on the advantages of taking a more proactive stance towards cyber criminals for National Cybersecurity Month, which takes place this month, October 2023.
In 2022, the FBI received more than 800,000 complaints of cybercrime, estimating a loss of more than $10 billion for businesses and individuals.1 Matrix Integration hopes to save companies millions of dollars by keeping a close eye on their network security.
"In the world of ransomware and data breaches, crime pays," said Tim Pritchett, security expert and engineer operations manager at Matrix Integration. "We need to harden our surfaces against cybercriminals, and we’re helping out clients with a combination of cutting-edge, cloud-based security operations and real humans whose only job is to prevent and defend these attacks."
Matrix Integration, based in Jasper, Indiana, is an established IT solutions and managed services provider that works closely with a wide variety of Midwest businesses, providing everything from complex infrastructure design to daily maintenance and IT operations oversight.
Three Benefits of Proactive Stance Against Cyber Criminals
In addition to the obvious benefit of preventing a major attack, the experts at Matrix urge companies to take these three cyber issues seriously, and act now before it is too late:
- Keep cyber-insurance up-to-date. Today’s insurers will drop clients who don’t keep their security plans current, and their requirements are always increasing. Instead of scrambling to meet insurance company deadlines, companies that are proactive about policy reviews will be ahead of the curve and easily pass an audit. Without insurance, businesses are exposed to losing thousands, if not millions, from a cyberattack.
- Practice for internal IT team. Part of being proactive about cybersecurity issues means that each business’ team will practice how to handle various scenarios internally and in partnership with their external security team. Knowing and agreeing on the protocol to handle fast-developing incidents is key to a quick resolution and minimizing loss.
- Expose and patch holes before they become problems. Consistent monitoring and evaluation of a business’ cybersecurity readiness means that holes or weak spots – such as older software, data corruption, or misappropriated password – will get caught earlier and resolved before they turn into open doors for bad actors to enter an unauthorized network.
About Matrix Integration
Matrix Integration is a strategic IT solutions and managed services provider that has been in business for more than 40 years. With clients regionally and offices in Indiana and Kentucky, Matrix Integration works closely with businesses and institutions to provide personalized consulting and managed services along with networking, data center, security, collaboration, telephony, and computing solutions. Strategic partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aruba, Cisco Systems, Meraki, VMware, Microsoft, and Veeam. Matrix Integration is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) that has consistently been recognized on industry lists including CRN Solution Provider 500, CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500, CRN Women of the Channel, and CRN Tech Elite 250.
1 Federal Bureau of Investigation 2022 Internet Crime Report