it’s time to be more cyber aware
Is your business protected enough?
SME’s are failing at the basics. The threats are getting more sophisticated, less targeted and therefore more common place.
It is important to understand from the outset that protecting your data requires a multifaceted approach, there is no silver bullet or single piece of software or hardware that can provide 100% protection on its own. Mitigating and reducing the risk of data breach and cyber-attack is comparable to managing your own health; It requires discipline, good housekeeping and education then if all else fails make sure you have insurance.
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How do hackers get in?
Most hacks start with an email, a combination of deception, manipulation and influence; Socially engineered hacking leaves no logs on the system whereas direct hacking does, in every organisation, there is always someone who will unwittingly help the hacker on their journey.” To help combat this we educate the users or as we say ‘The Human Firewall’ by monitoring the responses to a series of emails. Users that fall into the category ‘serial clickers’ are automatically enrolled onto quick training programs designed to raise awareness.
Vulnerabilities in operating systems such as Microsoft also allow for data to be compromised. It is therefore of utmost importance that security updates are installed as part of the good housekeeping routine mentioned earlier on this page. Solutions 4 IT establishes a maintenance window, usually out of working hours, with all our customers where we ensure these updates are carried out on a weekly basis as part and parcel of our service.
demonstrating commitment to cyber security
Our Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has helped pioneer an initiative called ‘Cyber Essentials’ that helps organisations to mitigate their risk against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate commitment to cyber security. Solutions 4 IT are qualified Cyber Essentials practitioners who can provide you with a gap analysis of what measures you would need to take to gain certification on to the scheme. For more information on Cyber Essentials visit the national Cyber Security website https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk/
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