We all know the difference between wireless (Wi-Fi) connections and wired connections, the clue is in the name! Although wireless is easier being tethered to a desk can often be beneficial. First of all, wired connections are almost always faster than using your wireless access points and secondly cabled connection are usually more secure.
We all know that a computer virus is bad and that we need anti-virus software to protect our computers against them. Unfortunately, this is no longer enough. Cyber Security has become a lot more complicated since the turn of the century and even more so in the last few years.
According to Kaspersky Lab, the number of users affected by file encrypting ransomware rose from 131,000 in 2014-2015 to 718,000 in 2015-2016! Extorting money from individuals and organisations has become a big business and unfortunately signature based PC Anti-Virus software just isn’t able to keep up.
Be LSA Security Savvy – Tip 1: “If you don’t recognise the sender of an e- mail don’t click on an attached file or link.”
When you’re trying to make your business IT more secure, Network Firewalls, Anti-Virus software and Mail Filtering will only do so much. Staff being able to identify and avoid threats is also a very important defence if not more important than having the latest and greatest security systems in place.
The most overlooked and under-valued part of every IT infrastructure is backup. A good backup solution can cost a lot and while everything is running fine, a lot of companies don’t want to invest in something they don’t think they’ll use. That is until they need to restore data.
Like in a Francis Ford Coppola film, three major crimeware families are at the forefront of technological crime. Like the mafia, the families shake down their victims for ransom money, operate through a sinister black market, and pose a threat to businesses worldwide.
LSA’s Mike Hickson has been talking to ExchangeWire about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects SMEs. As the Director of a security systems provider Mike makes sure to point out the security risks brought from the IoT and its continuing growth into businesses.
High-profile information security breaches are seemingly becoming weekly news—not least the recent TalkTalk hack, where more than 20,000 customer bank account numbers and sort codes, plus 1.2 million customer email addresses and phone numbers, were stolen.
TalkTalk and now Vodafone are among the latest high profile organisations to suffer from a cyber- security breach or ‘hack’. However just because you run a small business don’t believe that you are safe from the cyber criminals.