If you came to work one morning and found that your company was the victim of a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom? Find out why security experts recommend not giving into hackers’ demands and why many organizations do not heed this advice.
Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber threat, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, GDPR, Passwords, protection, Small Business, Cyber Security
If your laptop has ever broken down at home, you’ll know how inconvenient it can be to try and troubleshoot the problem, then take it in for repair. However, when it happens in a work environment, it can be even more inconvenient. When you run a small or medium sized business, you usually won’t have dedicated IT staff, and so your employees might be wondering where to turn when technology goes wrong. This is where it really pays to have an IT support package in place, and here are some of the ways why they’re so great for SME companies.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, solutions, Business operations, Data, IT, IT Support, News, phishing, service, business, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, managed, Passwords, protection, protocols, Small Business, Windows
Data breaches are on the rise, so it is a good idea to develop an incident response plan in case your business becomes the next victim. Here are seven best practices to follow when creating and using an incident response plan.
Topics: Cloud Computing, Business operations, IT, IT Support, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, Passwords, protection, Cyber Security
Both Spiceworks and Tech Pro Research have released reports exploring whether companies are planning to increase or decrease their IT budgets in 2018 and how those dollars will be spent. Knowing how other companies are allocating their IT budgets can give you insights that might help you when you are creating your own budget.
As more and more businesses in Wimbledon migrate to the online world to take advantage of e-commerce, the number of cyber criminals increases. Hackers want to access your data for all sorts of reasons, from individuals looking to drain your bank account to companies trying to steal your clients. If you want to keep your business safe, you need to protect your data and don't underestimate what people will do to penetrate your system.
Topics: Cloud Computing, firewall, network, Business operations, Data, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, GDPR, Passwords, protection, protocols, Small Business, Cyber Security
Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BEC scams specifically target companies that regularly send wire transfer payments or work with foreign suppliers.