Kaspersky Launches 'IT Health Check' to Help Businesses Assess Their Cyber Defences

Mar 09, 2016, 12:34 ET from Kaspersky Lab

LONDON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Kaspersky Lab has today announced the launch of its IT Health Check tool, an online questionnaire designed to assess the state of companies' cybersecurity defences and help IT departments identify potential issues.

The tool is also designed to educate and raise awareness, promoting the need for companies of all sizes to adopt a multi-layered security approach to protect their digital assets - and that of their customers.

"With hundreds of thousands of new malicious files discovered each day, no business with an internet connection can afford to neglect their IT security," said Kirill Slavin, general manager at Kaspersky Lab UK.

"And that means adopting a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity - including network security, endpoint security and specific solutions to protect against the variety of growing threats such as DDoS attacks and fraud. It also means enforcing strong cybersecurity policies such as access management, regularly patching software, as well as keeping staff vigilant and well-drilled on strong IT security hygiene." 

The IT Health Check not only delivers insight into the various security layers available to successfully defend against cyber-attacks, but it also encourages IT professionals and business decision makers to regularly investigate and interrogate their organisation's cybersecurity strengths and weakness.

"To keep your business safe from the ever-growing threat of cybercrime and malware, it is of critical importance to regularly review your business' IT security health. We hope that this tool encourages more businesses to do so." 

How it works: 

Professionals completing the IT Health Check are asked to answer 15 questions relating to their organisation's current IT security setup.

While the questionnaire is completely anonymous, as they progress through the audit, participants are able to immediately compare their responses to those of other similarly sized businesses.

Upon completion of the audit, participants are provided an assessment and given the opportunity to compare all of their responses against others who have completed the audit. They then have the option of receiving a more in-depth benchmarking report at a later date.

You can find and complete Kaspersky Lab's IT Health Check here: http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/ithealthcheck

About Kaspersky Lab 

Kaspersky Lab is one of the world's fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and the largest that is privately owned. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997 Kaspersky Lab has been an innovator in cybersecurity and provides effective digital security solutions and threat intelligence for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is an international company, operating in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. 

Learn more at http://www.kaspersky.co.uk.

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SOURCE Kaspersky Lab