Since the beginning of 2020 we have seen a drastic disruption in our normal working practises. It seems like remote is the new ‘norm’ or at least temporarily. During such a difficult year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to cut costs where possible. IT support and management is a vital part of any business in order to protect confidential data and company progress. One way to cut your IT cost is to outsource.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and introduction of working from home, cyber experts have warned of the potential negative effects this could have on cybersecurity. Although many businesses haven’t had much say in whether they are allowed to open or not as government guidelines have stated that we all must work from home where possible, cyber attacks and data breaches have been on the rise.
Whilst we are still in lockdown, cybersecurity of your devices is now more important than ever to keep your data and private information secure. It is likely that your work has provided you with a secure VPN to access the companies network, but how secure are your personal files and information?
As we all are aware, technology keeps evolving at a fast pace. What may have been the best way of solving an IT problem last year may not be the best practise this year. For many business owners it is a difficult change to not only keep up with but to also adapt to.
February 9th is a national holiday representing and highlighting Internet Safety. The reason why it is so important that you take great care when surfing online is to avoid running into viruses, malware softwares or other types of threats to yourself and your device. There are a number of cautions that you can take to minimise the risk of running into any problems.
As we have entered a more technology advanced era and in particular where remote working and online shopping has seamlessly become the new norm, staying safe online is vital. This year many of us will and have already started to purchase Christmas gifts online and many fraudsters and hackers will take advantage of this especially if our cyber security isn’t up to date or present at all.