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IT Security is one of the most important part of any network, whether you are a small business or a multi nation corporation. Over the past several years, IT networks, mobile networks and general IT communications have been targeted more and more by cyber criminals across the globe. Tens of thousands of new malware threats are being released every single day and half of the cyber-attacks occurring are aimed at small businesses. In fact, the National Cyber Security Alliance reports that as many as one in five small businesses have been victims of some form of cyber-crime in the past 12 months.
8 Tips to help combat Cyber Crime
- Secure your Email. Reduce Spam and Filter Junk.
- Apply strict password policies throughout your organisation.
- Ensure that critical updates are installed across all devices.
- Train your users – An alarming amount of security issues are from user error.
- Ensure you have a good firewall in place. Intrusion detection is a must.
- Backup your data to the cloud – keep it offsite and away from your network.
- Encrypt your files whenever possible.
- Adopt advanced IT security methodologies in your business. Today.
- Employees – The number 1 threat to IT Security and Cyber Security within Small to Medium businesses. Computer Rescue has a team of IT Security specialists who can train your employees and teach them what to look out for in a cyber attack. How to identify phishing scams, not to click on unwanted scam emails and how to protect against ransomware and online identity theft.
- IT Network – Firewalls, VPN access. Scan for vulnerabilities across your network looking for outdated and insecure security updates and software patches to ensure that there is no easy access to your systems.
- Mobile Devices – Remote wipe facilities and encrypted drives. Identifying if secure access exists.
- Password Policies – Most small and medium businesses have less than secure password policies, if at all, in place. Identify the weak passwords and provide an easy way to ensure better security.
- Company Security Policies – Do you even have any in place? We can help you to write and implement companywide IT security policies into your business.
- Data / Backup – Where is your data held? If it is held offsite for backup purposes, where is it? Who has access to it? Is it encrypted? Knowing where your data is and who has access to it is a major step in ensuring IT security and cyber security for your organisation.
Why Should You Have IT Security in Place? After all, Isn't just the BIG companies that need it?
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- The #1 threat to your business that even the BEST firewalls and antivirus software can’t protect against.
- The biggest security risks with cloud computing and what you need to do to stay safe if you’re going to store client data, confidential data and financial information in the cloud.
- A common misconception about business bank fraud that will shock you – and 3 simple things you can do to protect your bank account from unauthorised access and theft.
- How to keep your network secure with the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud applications, e-mail, and social media sites connecting to your computer network.
Computer Rescue is both IASME and Cyber Essentials Certified a programme of security assurance, which aims to help organisations implement protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. Information Assurance for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (IASME) is designed as a security benchmark for the SME.
Computer Rescue can help your company to achieve the Cyber Essentials Certification, ensuring that your organisation meets with all of the requirements. Talk to us today about how we can help you to secure your companies IT networks.
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The majority of attacks comes from email. Make sure that you have good spam filters, antivirus and anti malware software installed and updated
Ensure that you have strict password policies in force for all team members. Limit user access rights and limit USB file access
Ensure that critical updates are applied and installed across all of your devices at all times
Train Your Users
Teach your users about the vulnerabilities when opening emails and random files. An alarming amount of security issues come from user errors.
Have a good firewall in place. Ideally this will be a hardware appliance. Ensure that intrusion detection is in place and keep an eye on all log files.
Backup your data at least daily. Send it off-site to a secure cloud storage location. Test those backups often to ensure reliability.
Encrypt your files whenever possible. Especially when sending through email and across mobile devices.
Adopt Advanced IT Security methodologies in your business. Today.
The number one IT Security threat to any business are employees clicking, downloading or opening infected files whether on a website or through an email sent to them. Phishing emails are cleverly designed to look like legitimate messages from a website or vendor that you trust and entice you to open them, click them, supply passwords etc. Let the Cyber Security Team here at Computer Rescue assist you and your company’s IT security with a free Cyber Security and Data Backup assessment. Some of the things that we will check for are:
- STRONG passwords and passcodes to lock mobile devices
Passwords should be at least 8 characters and contain lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols and at least one number. On a mobile phone, requiring a passcode to be entered will go a long way toward preventing a stolen device from being compromised. Again, this can be ENFORCED by your network administrator so employees don’t get lazy and choose easy-to-guess passwords, putting your organization at risk.
- Network and all devices patched and up-to-date
New vulnerabilities are frequently found in common software programs you are using, such as Adobe, Flash or QuickTime; therefore it’s critical you patch and update your systems and applications when one becomes available. If you’re under a managed IT plan, this can all be automated for you so you don’t have to worry about missing an important update. .
- Solid, Reliable, TESTED Backup in Place.
This can foil the most aggressive (and new) ransomware attacks, where a hacker locks up your files and holds them ransom until you pay a fee. If your files are backed up, you don’t have to pay a crook to get them back. A good backup will also protect you against an employee accidentally (or intentionally!) deleting or overwriting files, natural disasters, fire, water damage, hardware failures and a host of other data-erasing disasters. Again, your backups should be AUTOMATED and monitored; the worst time to test your backup is when you desperately need it to work!.