Ongoing Cyber Security Threats UK
The most important point here is that you need to take a proactive approach to your security. Educate your users to not open any suspicious emails or attachments. Never click on links within emails. Be vigilant and never get complacent. The fraudsters are constantly working on ways to part you from your hard earned money.
1. Use the best backup service you can afford. This is realistically the best way to ensure your data can be restored from encryption. Check regularly that you can restore files to ensure the backups are working correctly. We highly recommend Barracuda Networks Backup Appliance which we can assist with setup, procurement & management. 2. If you are running almost any version of windows, ensure that you have applied the update. More information on the Microsoft website at: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx. Ensure automatic updates are applied to all computers. 3. Ensure you have the best antivirus software on every computer. We resell managed Bitdefender & Malwarebytes for Businesses at low costs.
4. Protect your business using industry leading mail filters to remove spam and viruses before they even enter your mail server.
Introduce firewalls to detect any compromised systems on the network and quickly shut them down.
The rewards are so great out there, and the consequences often so small there will be an exponential rise in crimes committed online. If you look at this example www.dailymail.co.uk/news/.../Fraudsters-tricked-Chester-Zoo-paying-1-26million.html where fraudsters defrauded Chester Zoo of 1.26 million pounds successfully and yet only received suspended sentences. Until examples are made of these white collar crimes they will continue to soar.
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