“It won’t happen to me”. Believe me, it probably will, so don’t be a target. We’re all at risk, no matter how vigilant we are, however the more vigilant you are the less likely you are to fall victim to a cyber-attack. The stakes are high, and you have a responsibility to protect your company’s data, just as you do to protect your own. The following tips below combined with vigilance will greatly reduce the risk.
Make sure your system and programs are up to date and always install the latest security updates for all your devices.
Phishing scams are a constant threat and the cybercriminals are getting better and more creative in how they trick and catch their victims.
We all have far too many passwords and it’s easy to take shortcuts and use the same one over and over. Lastpass is a great free password manager, that I use myself and is a great tool if you have lots of accounts to manage. For good password security – Think Secure and treat your passwords, like your underpants.
You are responsible for the physical security of your personal or business devices.
Only install security solutions that are known and trusted. If you get a flash message on your screen saying that your computer or device is infected and it’s not from a piece of security software that you installed, odds are that this is malicious. At IT.ie we highly recommend ESET Endpoint Protection for your business.
With all the will in the world, it is still possible that you can fall victim to a cyberattack and accidents do happen. Data loss can occur for a number of reasons including:
Research has shown that up 60% of businesses that suffer a major data loss, go out of business withing 6 months. If you want to secure your data and ensure business continuity, then you really must have a secure, online data backup solutions. At IT.ie we provide a number of online and cloud backup solutions, that are secure and in compliance with GDPR. Feel free to drop us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01) 8424114, if you have any questions.