Forefront IT

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Comprehensive Security for SMBs

Welcome to VanguardIQ, your comprehensive solution for 360-degree business security. Many business owners underestimate the critical importance of cybersecurity, often believing that their size makes them an unlikely target for cyber-attacks. However, this misconception leaves small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) particularly vulnerable, making them ideal targets due to their typically lower security defences.

 

Proactive security planning is as essential as any other aspect of your business strategy. Establishing robust IT security policies, budgets, and plans is crucial to safeguarding your operations. VanguardIQ provides the expertise and tools to shield your business from threats, ensuring peace of mind and security resilience. Let us help you build a strong defence against cyber threats explicitly tailored to your organisation’s needs.

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Your First Line of Defence

Training is a crucial component of securing your business. Employees frequently become the focus of cyber threats like phishing scams. Despite having a modern security system, vulnerabilities can persist if your team lacks cybersecurity training.

 

As part of VanguardIQ, Forefront IT offers a range of IT training programs designed to enhance your workforce’s capabilities—from fundamental office IT skills to comprehensive security awareness courses that cyber insurance providers may mandate. Forefront ensures your staff stays current with the latest security threats through weekly mini-courses, effectively fortifying your business against cyber attacks.

Cyber Security Statistics for Year 2022-2023

The average cost of a cyber attacked increased 14%

Small Business: ~$46,000.00

Medium Business: ~$97,200.00

Large Business: ~$71,600.00

Nearly 94,000 Cyber Attacks were reported, an increase of 23%

On average, a report every 6 minutes;

An increase from 1 report every 7 minutes.

Top 3 Cyber Attacks for Business

– Email Compromise

– Business Email Compromise Fraud (BEC)

– Online Banking Fraud

DMARC, SPF and DKIM

Countless businesses will configure perhaps DKIM or SPF, but not the others. This leaves there email completely open to being impersonated by outside attackers. VanguardIQ configures all records to be compliant with upcoming Google Email Sending Framework changes and the PCI Standard Change in 2025 and it constantly monitors and updates the records to keep them secure and compliant. In June of 2024, if you’re not compliant, your emails will most likely end up in Junk to those you email. In early 2025 when the PCI version 4.0 standard is released, if you don’t have DMARC, you’ll now longer be compliant to hold and/or process credit card transactions.

VanguardIQ

Secure Business Domain
  • 24x7 DNS Record Monitoring
  • DMARC, SPF and BIMI Optimisation
  • Domain Email Blacklist Monitoring
  • Advanced EDR on all Endpoints
  • 24x7 Vulnerability Monitoring
  • 24x7 Dark Web Monitoring
  • 24x7 Network and Public Network Monitoring
  • Employee Awareness Training
  • Office 365 Monitoring
  • AI Spam & Malware Email Filtering
  • Four Written and Managed IT Policies
  • Quarterly Reporting
  • vCIO Monitoring & Strategic Guidance
  • Central Email Signatures for Company Wide Compliance
  • Complete Automated Cloud Backup
  • Patch Management