Cyber crimes are on the rise what should you do?
Cyber-crimes are on the rise, whether you are a big or small business no one is safe.
Four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. (Cyber security breaches survey 2021)
A cyber-attack is the operation of hackers damaging and/or destroying a computer network through a variety of different methods.
What are the most common methods?
Phishing – is the sending of fraudulent emails or messages pretending to be a reputable company to steal personal information such as credit card numbers.
Ransomware – is malicious software designed to block access to a data network until a sum of money is paid.
Although it may seem like the only solution is to go completely offline to protect yourself, that is not the case.
Dalys partner with many leading brands for hardware and software solutions to improve your business security. Protection starts at the front door, in other words the digital gateway to your business. Your internet connectivity.
There are three lines of defence against cyber-attacks
- Firewalls and internet
- Internal anti-virus software
- Employee awareness.
Do you have a Firewall? This is your first line of defence against cyber-attacks. It scans everything that travels in and out of your network. Firewalls subscribe to multiple services therefore it is always prepared against the newest viruses. Once a virus is in, you will find yourself up the creek without a paddle and a boat.
Daly’s can help with Gateway security, preventing intrusions and unwanted malware intruding on your business.
The second line of defence is anti-virus software. Our expert IT team can install anti-virus software on every PC. This acts as an internal defence mechanism to double-check if anything has gotten through. If you have a firewall and no anti-virus software, that leaves holes in your defence.
The third line of defence is employee education. It is important all employees in the business undertake mandatory training on cyber security. Part of this training should include how to spot and report fraudulent emails, text messages and social media posts.
Social media posts that ask you to comment the name of your pets, an event in correlation with your birth year, or even your first job are all attempts to retrieve your personal information and could result in your online accounts being hacked.
Victims of cyber-attacks have reported receiving phone calls from fraudsters masking as their internet provider. Any internet provider will never need access to your PC.
Visit our website to book a free consultation so you can get the best security solution for your business.