When it comes to Cyber Security, leaving things up to fate or simply not knowing isn’t good enough. Leaving the safety of your business and its data up to chance is leaving it open to attack. When your clients ask how you let your data land in the hands of criminals, ‘I don’t know’ won’t be an acceptable answer.
As the CEO or Managing Director, you are the one who will be held accountable. Assess your readiness to deal with any potential cyber-attacks with the help of these three questions below.Continue reading
Local gyms are filling with people working on their New Year’s resolutions – but what about making a resolution to work on your business’s security fitness? Let’s find out…
The term ‘Cyber Security’ can be daunting for those who don’t specialise in technology. We’re told it’s important, could result in disastrous consequences if neglected, yet many don’t know where to start their security journey.
The real problem though, is that business owners like you, along with staff assume you have security covered because you have an IT department. Unless you have a specialist Cyber Security team, this is an assumption as baseless as assuming any other member of staff have it covered.Continue reading
Choosing the wrong IT company to support your network can be incredibly frustrating and expensive, and could end up costing you in downtime, data loss and expensive repair bills, not to mention the headaches and frustration.
It can be difficult to know the things you should look out for in an IT company, especially when the industry throws a lot of jargon around which may overwhelm someone who doesn’t specialise in the field.
This is why we put together this report, to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision and avoid getting burned.
Here are 5 questions you need to ask your IT department.Continue reading
In a time where all businesses are exposed to the threat of a cyber-attack, your business urgently needs to have someone cover its Cyber Security. Finding the right person can be daunting – especially with your company and its data on the line.
So, what is the best step your business can take to hire the expertise you need?Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – the weather is unpredictable as ever, and we can rely on one fact – it’s going to be freezing cold. With erratic weather, there may be days where it is simply not safe enough for your employees to travel to the office. At such a busy time of year, this could have a big impact to your business; loss of productivity, getting quotes out to clients, or processing payroll. This is why business owners need to have policies in place in the event of staff working remotely. Among the many factors to consider, below we list the best Cyber Security practices you need to protect your company.Continue reading
Keeping up with the latest Cyber Security breaches can be a daunting task, however there are measures that you just can’t skip following. If the business you work for doesn’t have an IT or Cyber Security service provider, it can be tough. Not only that but you will be held responsible if you slip up and become the reason your employers data is breached. There are certain practices to protect data that your boss just expects you to know.
Your boss expects you to…Continue reading
Found by Cofense, this latest phishing scam seduces those with a soft-spot for cash. Under the disguise of an increase in wages, this scam looks to fool users into giving up their Microsoft Office 365 credentials.
According to the Cofense Phishing Defence Centre, what makes this phishing attack effective is that it comes from an email which is a mock of the human resources department. It claims that the victim is entitled to a company-wide pay rise to which the intended victim is entitled.Continue reading
We see it on the news all the time – an elderly couple fell for some phone scam and gave the fraudster bank details, before being robbed of all their savings. This may seem like an issue exclusive to vulnerable groups – and that’s exactly what these fraudsters would want you to think. After all, the more ignorant the public are to this growing issue, the more likely they are to succeed. However, these ‘social engineering’ attacks are becoming more common than ever.Continue reading
If no one is keeping a constant eye on your network, a cyber attack may be right around the corner.
99% of the business owners wait far too long to check their business cyber health and security. Because they don’t have any cyber security services in place, a nasty virus, malicious hacker, an unexpected software corruption, hardware failure, or dozens of other problems could catch them off guard and result in extensive downtime, data loss, and expensive disaster recovery fees (and potential fines).Continue reading