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.
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.
Ransomware, malicious programs that lock a computer and uses police enforcement logos and terminology to intimidate victims has spread from Eastern Europe to Western Europe, the United States, and Canada over the past year.
There are many benefits to using cloud based accounting software, however as with most things in life, along with benefits come potential pitfalls.
This document is intended to highlight what, in my opinion, are the main advantages, and to detail the potential dis-advantages so that the reader is in possession of all the facts and thus can make an informed decision.