Cyber security protection and prevention takes more than one tool: much like physical security which requires doors, windows, locks, alarm systems and video cameras.
However, cyber security can’t be assessed with a simple visual check. So how do you know if you have the seven basic cyber protection measures every business should have? And if you have them, are they properly set up?
It’s simple – take 30 seconds to run Shield Test. Click “Start Test Now” , and find out how you score!
Shield Test measures your network’s susceptibility to infection and assesses existing defense levels against potential attacks.
Don’t take your anti-virus’ word for it – those constant patches and updates might not protect you against the latest and greatest malware making the rounds. Performing a self-assessment like Shield Test can help ensure your organization can combat the cyber threats lurking around every corner of the Internet.
Our short test leverages malware samples transmitted from our server to your browser session and discards them immediately. So while this test uses real malware samples to ensure it’s legit, there’s no risk in infecting your system.
Cyber security involves quite a bit more than just ensuring your system doesn’t accidentally download any viruses or malware. Here’s a little insight into the tests we run and why we run them.
Close your virtual doors to potential cyber criminals by securing all open ports; a basic security practice. The Open Ports Test first determines your IP address, then identifies any ports that are left open, which can increase the likelihood that cyber intruders can access your system – and company and customer data.
This assesses susceptibility to a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack, which can completely halt a business’s ability to operate. When a DDOS attack occurs, hosts on the Internet start attacking a common target, often without the target’s knowledge. Similar to a highway traffic jam, there’s no forward movement in daily operations for a company that experiences a DDOS, ultimately resulting in a loss of customers, services and revenue. Our DDOS Defense Test mimics a DDOS assault by running a mini-attack, which is light enough not to impact your system, but with enough traffic to trigger a DDOS defense if one exists.
Many SMB networks are highly vulnerable to viruses and malware, even those protected with anti-virus solutions, which often take days or weeks to catch up with the latest threat definitions. Ensuring your system is locked up tight against malware and viruses is critical. Note: While this test uses actual malware samples, the malware is never saved on your computer nor can it ever be executed. It is only transmitted to your browser session and safely discarded right away.
Checks to make sure you aren't vulnerable to malware that can do harm to local systems and networks. A protected system should detect and block the malware before it downloads to a computer or network.
Checks to make sure zipped files infected with a virus can’t be transmitted to a local system or network. A protected system will detect and block the infected file before it can be downloaded to the computer.
Servers aren’t always the targets in an attack. For SMBs, protecting clients is just as important. This tests for the presence of a Client-Side Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), which protects against any form of attack on the client side (i.e. computer, tablet, etc.).
This tests for the presence of an active Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) on network servers, which prevents an outside force from launching an attack on a server. The Server-Side Attack test randomly selects from a pool of simple attack vectors that would normally trigger an IPS system to drop and block the attack, which could give cyber criminals access to anything on that system, from company IP to customer information.
Cyber thieves continue to devise ways to steal customer credit card information, especially via POS systems, virtually undetected. Our Credit Card Theft Test attempts to upload sample credit card numbers from your computer to the Internet, mimicking the nature of some of today’s headline-making scams. We include card numbers from American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover and test if they are blocked, which would indicate that a basic Data Loss Prevention (DLP) mechanism is in place to prevent against such an attack.
Testing cyber security can be complicated, expensive, and often both. And many times, the test results are too complicated to understand.
At Shield Test, our mission is to remove as much mystery from cyber security as possible, while enabling everyone to find out just how secure – or unsecure – their networks are. This is why we've developed the free, all-encompassing Shield Test that checks all aspects of security.
Regardless of your results, you’re under no obligation to subscribe to our services – although we hope that the test showcase how Shield Test is the most effective security solution that can meet ALL of the cyber security needs of the SMB. MDS uses the same technology in place at large enterprises and the federal government. We pull out the big guns to ensure that organizations of all sizes have top-level security.
The solution is easy-to-use and protects users from the latest viruses and cyber threats as they happen. MDS ensures that no outside parties can access sensitive info, whether that is credit card data, customer information, or just company IP. Best of all, the MDS solution is affordable. We deliver cyber security via the cloud, meaning our customers get top-level protection via a monthly subscription that won’t break the bank or affect that all-important Internet bandwidth.
Whether or not you become a customer, the bottom line is you should know how your security measures up against the threats out there. Everyone is connected to the same Internet and exposed to the same threats. Test your security now and make sure you are properly protected.
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