cyber-threat

Cyber Threats on the Rise

Relax, Mijac Alarm has you covered

Daily news is peppered with incidents of cybercrime breaches, threats and malicious takeovers. According to the annual Ponemon Institute 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, the average annual cost of cybercrime in the U.S. is now $15 million, up 19 percent over the 2014 report.

You’ve probably heard about security system hacking, malicious takeovers and system compromise. Hackers using specially designed equipment roam the neighborhoods looking for unsecured WiFi routers and systems devoid of passwords, trying to jam signals so alarms go offline. Mijac Alarm offers the types of systems that have inherent safeguards – so you don’t have to worry about someone gaining access to your security solution and peace of mind.

The first place to start to ensure your network is as secure as possible is the password. According to the Electronic Security Association, it’s paramount for homeowners to secure their WiFi network with encryption such as strong passwords and other measures.

The Hacker News recently reported that the two most popular passwords are 123456 and password, so we don’t advise using those. Instead, use a combination of lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and special characters of eight characters long or more. Here are other tips for creating strong passwords. We can also help you at system set up with passwords and other methods to fortify your network and keep your security system and alarm signals from getting in the wrong hands.

Only the best equipment

Mijiac Alarm partners only with the industry’s leading manufacturers. One of the most important consideration in avoiding surreptitious activity is having reliable, tested, best-in-class equipment, like the products we carefully select. Mijac Alarm is a First Alert Professional Security Systems Authorized Dealer and also a Honeywell Total Connect Dealer and these leading global companies and other products we carry provide not only signal encryption but other measures, such as two-factor authentication, TLS encrypted field hardware and a secure SSL connection for commercial systems.

With the help of our skilled technicians, we’ll show you some simple steps to put in place—such as establishing a secure and robust router and security control panel password—so you have layers of security at your home of office. We document a responsible party list – with detailed information on those you want us to contact should something unforeseen happen if you are not available. It’s all part of the valuable service you expect and get from Mijac Alarm, a leading systems integration company established in 1971 and one of the top 100 alarm companies in the U.S.

In addition, our professional UL-Listed central station monitoring company is always on the lookout for possible system compromise—such as repeated attempts to re-enter passwords by unauthorized persons trying to gain entrance to the premises. Highly trained operators are focused on unusual activity that can predicate any possible system hacking. It’s all part of the service you expect — and get — from Mijac Alarm.

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