I.T. Security is a Business Problem Not a Technical One

tTech Blog | July 21, 2021

The May 2021 Colonial Pipeline cyber attack in the USA saw disruptions in the company’s oil flow and subsequently disruptions in the fuel industry in the States and other globally connected markets. At the recent TechCon hosted by tTech Limited, the discussion surrounding cybersecurity laid the perfect explanation of understanding that this cyber attack can not only happen to anybody but that every business should be prepared and protected for the possibility of a cyberattack. Ultimately, I.T. security is a business problem and not a technical one and should be treated as such. 

The Colonial Pipeline provides approximately 45% of the fuel utilised by the USA’s East Coast.  This incident was the largest cyber attack to hit the USA’s Energy system in its history. This all lends the question of why the corporation with such importance and responsibility was left so vulnerable to an attack of this nature. 

It is predicted that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion USD annually by 2021. These issues do not exist in a vacuum and smaller economies, such as Jamaica, are as much at risk of major damage from cyber attacks as the USA and other developed nations. With the world forcing businesses to become increasingly dependent on digital interfaces and online communications that are transmitted over the internet, cybersecurity is a crucial component in the efficient running of your businesses and tTech offers several solutions to guide your company to safety. Not only will your confidential data be kept safe, but you will save a ton of money protecting yourself beforehand compared to the money that would be spent securing the damages after an attack.

tTech is Jamaica’s first exclusive Managed IT Service Provider boasting over 1,500 devices under its management. tTech is able to serve its clients by offering a wide range of IT Security Systems tailored to the needs of your business. Some of these security measures include Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Anti-Malware Systems and Internal Vulnerability Assessments, to name a few.

Now more than ever, companies have to rely on IPS to protect their businesses,  tTech works with the widest used IPS systems in the industry and will aim to solve your problem before you have one. 

While it is important to have the right technology in place to protect your digital ecosystem, tTech also provides Security Awareness Training. Most times the human element is  the weakest link in the chain and it is crucial that your staff is aware of what is required of them to protect your data and your business. 

Recent attacks in cybersecurity expose vulnerabilities in corporations across the world.  tTech’s aim is to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in protecting our digital data. Additionally, we want to make sure you and your business are also not left behind and have all security measures in place. The digital world connects us all and avoiding a cyber-attack will allow you to not only save your business’ data and reputation but possibly millions of dollars all while supporting optimal business functioning.