May the Force Be With You: Securing Your Data Like a Jedi

Don’t Let the Dark Side Infiltrate Your Business!

May 4th is National Star Wars Day each year, and like true defenders of the galaxy, we can’t pass up an opportunity to discuss how to secure your data. 

For businesses in any star system, here are four tips to defend your data from the Dark Side.

1. Use Shields (Everywhere)

In the Star Wars universe, shields are everywhere—around whole planets, around individual ships, and, of course, around people. Don’t underestimate the importance of shields in your cyber defenses, too. They come in the form of firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion detection systems, and VPNs.

For your business to stay properly safe, you likely need all of them. Think of these as layered shields covering your internet access, your devices, and your network, in the same way force fields might cover planets and people. Stratti can help you find the right set of shields to protect yourself!

2. Jump into Hyperspace

Have you ever heard of a “zero-day” vulnerability? It’s a term used by cybersecurity professionals to classify a type of threat so deadly that IT defense teams would have “zero days” to fix it. It hints at just how fast cyber threats can move. Threat actors want to be as sneaky and speedy as possible.

Modern-day defenders have to move just as quickly—faster, in fact. That’s why Stratti’s proactive strategies are so crucial. We monitor your networks and systems 24/7, so when we detect a threat, find software in need of patching, or see something phishy, we can jump into action. The faster we help you apply security updates and fix patches, the lesser the risk of exploitation by cyber attackers.

3. Plan Your Backup in Your Fortified Bunker

When the enemy’s closing in, it’s crucial to have a backup plan in place. Over the years, cyber attacks from ransomware to data breaches have spiked in frequency. The repercussions are massive, causing over 90% of businesses affected by some kind of data loss to file for bankruptcy.

So when disaster strikes, no matter where it comes from, it pays to have a solid backup disaster and recovery plan. Stratti is here to help you create a plan, protect your data, and get you back on the road to business continuity.

4. Make an Alliance

One of the most underrated defensive strategies the Jedis have to offer: making alliances. When it comes to modern-day defending, not everyone needs to be a cybersecurity expert (you don’t even have to know what the Force is). However if you don’t have in-house IT support, you need to hire some help—you need smart, light-saber-wielding folks on your team.

That’s where Stratti comes in. When you form an alliance with our team, we help take IT worries off your plate. As a proactive Managed Service Provider (MSP) we act as your cyber bodyguard.

“Help me, Stratti-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” -Star Wars, probably

By partnering with Stratti to address these cybersecurity practices, you can strengthen your overall security practices, protect your data, and save the republic.

Curious about how we can best protect your business from the Dark Side? Grab a free 15 minute assessment to find out.

And in the meantime, May the 4th be with you!