Ransomware and other malware – You can protect your business with these simple steps.
- Back Up Your data.
- Make sure that you promptly install software updates – ‘patches’ as they are sometimes called.
- Install Anti Virus software which checks for known nasties.
- Scrutinize incoming emails. Ignore links and attachments from unknown senders.
- Get training – knowledge is power.
- Get Certified – attain a recognised level of security for your business.
If you regularly back up your data then you are one step ahead of the ransomware criminal. The hacker is trying to make you pay up by encrypting your data. Up to date software is less vulnerable to hackers because the known loopholes have been closed with the patch. Anti Virus looks for known threats that might have landed on your server. Most ransomware arrives on your server because a member of your team has inadvertently opened an email and allowed the malware in. Training your staff on email threats is a great way to improve your security. You can have secure hardware and software but bear in mind that it is all controlled by humans.
Certify your security with the govt backed Cyber Essentials scheme.
This scheme investigates five critical areas of your IT security. When you attain that standard you become more secure. As a Cyber Essentials certified business you are informing your suppliers, insurers and clients that you take IT security seriously. Cyber Essentials is already a prerequisite for certain government tenders. BC technologies has considerable experience in Cyber Essentials and we would be delighted to help you understand and improve your cyber security.
CyberHub Learning Portal
Turn your weakest link into your strongest asset. BC technologies offers cost effective on line staff training covering a range of cyber issues , particularly relating to handling emails. Please do get in touch to find out how we can keep your team and your busienss safe and secure on line.