Cyber security threats are increasing in both number and complexity, as well as this they are constantly evolving making it very difficult for businesses these days to ensure that they are protect against these types of threats.
What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security consists of technologies, process and measures that are designed to protect businesses and their data and networks against cyber crimes.
A cyber attack is usually intended to inflict damage or to seize information from businesses for the purpose of theft, unauthorised access to networks and consequently data including financial data and reputation damage.
There are so many different modes or vectors of attack including:
Malware is a type of software designed to allow criminals to achieve their objectives
Ransomware is a type of malicious program that blocks access to files and data, it then threatens to delete these files holding them to ransom until a sum of money is paid.
A virus is a small piece of code that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another by attaching itself to another computer file.
Worms are self-replicating programs that penetrate an operating system with the intention of spreading malicious code. Worms continually look for vulnerabilities and report back to the worm author when weaknesses are discovered.
Spyware/adware can be installed on your computer when you open attachments, click on links or download infected software.
A Trojan virus is a program that appears to perform one function (for example, virus removal) but actually performs malicious activity when executed.
While no defence strategy is impenetrable, by using several security methods in a combination, your defences against a cyber attack are much stronger.
Best practices for your business
Ready to protect your business and its data? These best practices will keep your company as safe as possible.
Keep your software up to date
Hackers are constantly scanning for security vulnerabilities, and if you let these weaknesses go for too long, you can greatly increasing your chances of your business being targeted.
Educate your employees
Make sure your employees are aware of the ways cyber criminals can infiltrate your systems, teach them to recognise signs of a breach, and educate them on how to stay safe while using the company’s network.
Having company wide security policies in place can help reduce your likelihood of an attack, for example you can document that strong passwords must be used at all times and should be changed every 60 to 90 days.
Practice your response plan
Practice what you would do in the event that your businesses is effected by a cyber attack so your staff can detect and contain the breach quickly should an incident occur.
Our Cyber Security Solutions
We supply a range of Cyber Security solutions and services to help protect your businesses against the threats of cyber attacks. By using a combination of products from industry leading manufacturers we can ensure that your business is has the most robust solutions in place in order to protect your business.
Our engineers and consultants are dedicated to making sure that all our customers are protected in the best way possible. We always keep up to date with the latest technologies and security trends through training and certifications to ensure that our team are equipped with the knowledge to prevent your business from the effects of a cyber security attack.
We also provide our customers with the best security practices that they should be adopting and by combining these practices with industry leading solutions it will minimise the risk of your business being affected by cyber attacks.
The next Step…
If you need support or advice on your cyber security business requirements, or you are interested in a particular security solutions then please contact our security team on 01392 824 022.
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