How Should I secure my Network and Data ?
1) – Recognise you and your data no matter who or what you do are a Target
2) – Understand the risks – Web browsing, Email, Network security, and the most common Users – Users who don’t know what the risks are, are the highest risk !
3) – Understand you cannot stop every risk, but you can mitigate them, Firewalls, Antivirus, Anti-Malware and the most important, BACKUPS
4) – Stay on top of your users accounts – See our newsletter (Dec 2018)
Recognise you and your data no matter who or what you do are a Target
All computers, and organisations are a target – People who spread malware for example that encrypt your data and charge for a recovery key don’t care who you are, or what your files are (Take the NHS for Example).
They stop you from accessing the data until you pay thousands to unlock your data (If you ever can), simple strategies can overcome this issue for example an Off-site backup, Automatically updating Anti Virus and malware. To be fair user training is the most important part of preventing an infection.
Under stand the risks – Web browsing, Email, Network security, and the most common Users – Users who don’t know what the risks are, are the highest risk !
We all know websites can be hacked and malicious code run on your machine, having a modern firewall can prevent some of the risks, however the only way to truly make sure this type of attack cannot effect you is though training and making sure only certain sites are available to your users – Content filtering firewalls are good at this !
Email, most of us receive email in the 100’s if not thousands, and yep you guessed it you can mitigate these issues by the same methods, Training, Anti Virus and Anti malware..