Is Your IT Security Up To Par?

Just like your patrons do their best to avoid hitting golf balls into sand traps, you must do your best to ensure their confidential data doesn’t end up in the “traps” that cybercriminals set for you.

Breaches of confidential information plague golf and country clubs in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. To stay clear of IT security failures requires cybersecurity solutions that detect and block evolving threats and security awareness education for your employees.

The Club Industry Is Under Attack

Not even the biggest club chains are immune. The National Club Association reports that data breaches now cost $1.2 Million on average.

They published the following warning:

“As clubs and other businesses increase their reliance on user-friendly and easy access technology, it is becoming more important to protect organizational data and those it serves from cybercriminals. The expansion of technology has provided numerous benefits to the private club industry; however, these advancements also pose serious threats to clubs’ reputations, services and members. By implementing up-to-date cybersecurity measures and monitoring the latest threats and best practices, clubs can reduce the threat of a cyber attack and mitigate any damages from a data breach.”

The National Club Association’s survey of clubs nationwide revealed that:

  • Only 41 percent had conducted a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment within the last year.
  • 63 percent said they were vulnerable to a security breach. Among clubs with an initiation fee over $50,000, the threat is even higher (72%).
  • Only 49% train staff on cybersecurity awareness.

Ask This Important Question… Is Your Club’s IT Secure?

To find out, ICS can conduct an IT Risk Assessment to determine if there are security gaps in your technology environment. Then with this information, we can shore up your infrastructure.

We’ll Ensure You’re Using IT Best Practices For Golf & Country Clubs

We’ll Continually Detect Cybersecurity Incidents with:

  • Security Information & Event Management
  • Mobile Malware Detection
  • Threat Intelligence

We’ll Protect Your IT Assets with:

  • Next Generation Firewalls
  • Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • DDoS Protection
  • Threat Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Email Security
  • Vulnerability Management
  • End Point Protection
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Web/URL Filtering
  • Web Application Firewalls
  • A Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Core Infrastructure Support for Your Wi-Fi
  • Cybersecurity Training for Your Staff
  • And more.

Remember What The National Club Association Advises:

“By implementing up-to-date cybersecurity measures and monitoring the latest threats and best practices, clubs can reduce the threat of a cyber attack and mitigate any damages from a data breach.”

ICS is the Go-To IT Security Expert for Golf & Country Clubs in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

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