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Protecting Your Business: Investing in Cybersecurity

by Tom Lenderman

ARTICLE | April 6, 2023

Why Businesses Should be Thinking About Cybersecurity

In today’s digital age, businesses must be vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and can result in significant financial losses, reputational damage, and the compromise of sensitive information.

Hackers and cybercriminals are continually developing new tactics to exploit vulnerabilities in a company’s network or software and a successful cyberattack can result in the theft of confidential information — including customer data, intellectual property, or financial information — which can be used for identity theft or fraud. In addition, cyberattacks can disrupt business operations, leading to lost productivity and revenue.

Therefore, businesses need to invest in cybersecurity measures, such as firewalls, antivirus software, and employee training, to prevent and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks.

Without proper cybersecurity measures, businesses are vulnerable to attacks, which can have severe consequences. By prioritizing cybersecurity, businesses can protect their assets, ensure business continuity, and maintain their reputation.

How the Larson Gross Technology Team Can Help

Larson Gross can assist businesses with cybersecurity concerns through a range of services we offer that are designed to safeguard against cyber threats. These services include vulnerability assessments, network and system monitoring, threat analysis, and incident response. We can help businesses identify vulnerabilities in their network and recommend solutions to address them, such as implementing firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security measures.

Many businesses are finding they must adopt additional security compliance to qualify for Cybersecurity Insurance, or to comply with government contracts, HIPAA or PCI. Our customizable Security Solutions include Dark Web monitoring, Penetration Testing, and an Endpoint Detection and Response program backed by a dedicated 24/7 Security Operations Center staffed with cybersecurity experts ready to respond to any suspicious behaviors on your systems.

If you have specific security requirements, we can help you define a strategy that fits best with your needs.  In addition, we can offer employee training on best practices for cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as provide ongoing support to ensure that the company’s security measures remain up-to-date and effective.

By partnering with our Larson Gross Technology Team, businesses can leverage our expertise and resources to enhance their cybersecurity posture and protect against the evolving threat landscape. If you are interested in learning more about how LG can help address your cybersecurity concerns, please feel free to fill out the form below or call us at 800.447.0177.

 

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Tom Lenderman

Tom Lenderman

CTO & Partner

Tom Lenderman joined Larson Gross in 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Washington University and more than 30 years of experience working in information technology.

Throughout his career at Larson Gross, he has grown the internal IT department from one person to 12 and growing. Not only does he lead and manage the implementation of innovative technology across Larson Gross, he also leads our growing Technology Services Practice. Under his leadership, the Larson Gross Technology Support team provides clients with onsite and remote technology solutions.

Tom is a current member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, Microsoft Partner Network, and Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington, where he previously served as treasurer.