Keep Your Business’s Data Secure with Bay Area Cyber Security Services

Do you worry about what hackers are up to now? You should be. Businesses and nonprofits are big targets because they often believe they don’t have the resources to invest in cybersecurity services. Time to change that thinking with affordable network security from PC Professional in Oakland, CA.

Your Business and its Clients Deserve Better Cyber Security Services

You’ve worked too hard to establish and grow your Bay Area business for it to be compromised by data theft. And let’s be honest—one bad headline in the news can be all it takes to severely damage your business’s reputation.

PC Professional is one of the most-trusted network security service providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are dedicated to protecting your users, devices, & workplace perimeters against cybersecurity breaches.

Get the most comprehensive, up-to-date protection against phishing, malware, ransomware, and other cyber attacks from PC Professional—so you can worry less and ensure that your products and sensitive client data are safe.

The Network and Cybersecurity Services We Offer

1

Risk Assessment

Our team of IT experts will analyze your environment, look for potential security gaps and make recommendations to help secure your organization from online threats and cyber attacks.

2

Next Generation Firewall

We offer the latest in Next Generation Firewall technology with intelligent security to the application level, Intrusion detection and prevention, secure VPN, SD WAN, and more.

3

Cloud Security

We partner with Microsoft and other leading cloud service providers to deliver a high level of security with compliance in cloud and hybrid environments.

4

Ransomware Response Team

In the event of a cyber attack like ransomware, our expert team will help identify and block the threat, while taking steps to help your organization restore critical IT services and data.

5

End Point Protection

We partner with leading security applications to deliver managed protection for your devices against malware, phishing, and other cybercrimes.

6

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Get multi-factor authentication services to add another layer of protection to help defend your data and prevent account compromises.

7

Mobile Device Management

You can securely manage company-owned and BYOD mobile devices’ access to network resources and more with mobile device management.

8

Cyber Security Awareness Training

Educate your employees on common IT security threats and types of cybercrime to reduce the risk of cybersecurity breaches that endanger your business.

Employee Cyber Crime Education is Often Overlooked

Educating your employees and stakeholders is vital in strengthening your protection against cyber threats. Everyone in your organization must be aware and on guard, knowing how to treat emails and file attachments—especially when they come from an unfamiliar email address.

Find out if your current data protection and backup strategy can effectively defend against cyber attacks and breaches.

What is a Cyber Attack?

A cyber attack is an unauthorized attempt to access a computer device, computer system, or an IT network. The goal of a cyber attack is to disrupt, disable, alter, or take control of the system. In many cases, the data within these systems are stolen, held for ransom, or even deleted.

The most common types of cyber attacks include denial-of-service (DoS), an attack that uses up the resources of a system to the extent that it can no longer respond to genuine server requests.

There’s also phishing, which sends emails from seemingly legitimate and trusted sources with the intent to collect sensitive information from the recipient.

We can’t forget the alarming prevalence of ransomware that targets both large and small companies. A recent, highly publicized ransomware case involved a major pipeline, meat supplier, hospitals, and an IT software company that services over 800 to 1,500 businesses globally. According to NBC News, ransomware costs in 2020 amounted to approximately $1.4 billion in America alone.

How can you protect your business from DoS, phishing, ransomware, and other attempts to steal information? Schedule a consultation and we’ll discuss your options.

Pie chart of eight key cyber security areas of PC Professional's IT Environment

Zero Trust, and How it Could Save Your Business

“Never Trust. Always Verify.”

The best form of protection is prevention. Zero Trust assumes that nothing behind a corporate firewall is safe until verified, regardless of the source. Although these constraints may seem drastic, today’s workforce’s reliance on computer networks and the massive repercussions of data breaches warrant diligent security as the norm to protect people and their devices.

How Does the Zero Trust Model Work?

Three steps must be replicated in all situations in order for Zero Trust protocol to work to keep your data secure.

1

Verify Explicitly

Always authenticate user identity, location, device health, service or workload, data classification, and anomalies.

2

Use Least-Privileged Access

Limit user access to only what’s required for their title or position. Just-Enough-Access (JEA) keeps the right data in the right hands.

3

Assume Breach

Limit the ability for hacks to spread laterally by segmenting access by network, user, devices, and application, with verification that each session is encrypted. 

How can Zero Trust work to secure your business’s data? Let’s find out with a consultation.

What is Protected by Your Outsourced Cybersecurity Provider in the Bay Area?

In the case of a cyber attack, many pieces of critical infrastructure and data can be compromised. Here are the major ones, with the ways we’ll help you to protect them.

Identities

✓ Verify Identity for People, Services, Devices
✓ Require Multi-Factor Authentication
✓ Ensure Compliant Access for Job Title

Devices

✓ Device Health Check Monitoring
✓ Secure Legacy On-Prem & Cloud Access
✓ Reduce Threats of Remote Work Perimeter

Applications

✓ Set Up Appropriate In-App Permissions
✓ Monitor Abnormal Behavior
✓ Gate Access Based on Real-Time Analytics

Data

✓ Protect Data Wherever it Travels
✓ Classify, Label, Encrypt, and Restrict Access

Infrastructure

✓ Assess On-Prem & and Cloud Servers
✓ Detect Attacks and Act on Risky Behavior
✓ Set up Just-in-Time Access

Networks

✓ Prevent Lateral Attacks Across the Network
✓ End-to-end Encryption
✓ Network Segmentation to Control Traffic

If you’re searching for a network security provider to check your current IT set-up, PC Professional is offering (for a limited time) a complimentary Cyber Security Assessment for businesses and nonprofits in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area.

This assessment includes an unbiased cyber security risk score and authentication from a qualified third party on your current level of protection against ransomware and other cybercrime attacks.

That’s right! You can find out if your network and data are vulnerable to cyber attacks for free. Why wait? Get your Cybersecurity Assessment today.

More Information About Cyber Security Services

When you wish to learn more about information security, endpoint security, threat detection, and other network security and cybersecurity services, turn to the team at PC Professional. The more informed you and your employees are, the better protected you’ll be from cyber crimes.