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Identify Your Critical Services, Functions and Dependencies

Identify your critical services, functions and dependencies - Analecta LLC Graphic Identify critical business services, functions and dependencies Banner - Analecta LLC Graphic Small and medium-sized businesses may still not see themselves as fantastic targets for hackers to exploit. However, hackers pursue targets that pose the least amount of risk to their operations, which often means targeting many smaller, less protected organizations. Businesses of all sizes need to identify their critical services and supporting critical functions and dependencies when planning their security strategy.


Where Does Your Company Fit in Critical Infrastructure?

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Fully Understanding the Impact and Potential Cost of a Cybersecurity Incident

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Protecting Your Company’s Data with Cyber Insurance

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Cryptographic Hashes: Verifying the Integrity of Your File System Baseline

MD5 and SHA Checksum Utility Graphic Cryptographic Hashes - Verifying the Integrity of Your File System Baseline - Analecta LLC banner Graphic We have discussed the importance of establishing a baseline for data flow across your network and the criticality of identifying abnormal activity before it wreaks havoc on your business systems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends IT cybersecurity teams use cryptographic hashes to detect unauthorized changes to software, firmware and information stored on your network.