If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of the technological world for the past year or two, you’ll know that hundred of cyberattacks have taken place each month of 2021. On the rise, the majority of these attacks are ransomware attacks – aimed directly at businesses with the aim of extorting payment from them in the form of a ransom. These hugely damaging attacks could target any firm, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can do to prevent them. This article will show you how to do just that.
Upgrade to the Cloud
The cloud is today’s alternative to physical servers, saving files in distributed servers across the world instead of within the computer and systems in your office space. It’s useful for a variety of reasons, from saving your files somewhere that everyone can access them remotely to enabling you to scale your business quicker.
But the cloud is also wonderfully protected from cyberattacks, with many cloud services run by some of the world’s largest tech firms with the most advanced cybersecurity features on Earth. Get trained in cloud computing to learn how to make the most of the cloud and its security features so that your firm can make the transition into a safer, more productive system for your business IT infrastructure.
More often than not, cybersecurity breaches are the fault of a member of staff. That’s not to say they should take the blame, though – in fact, if anyone should take the blame, it should be managers who failed to offer them adequate training in how to spot and avoid potential attacks.
Cybersecurity training is easy to institute in your business. You can simply bring in an external team for a day who will show you how attacks work and what to look out for. Common attacks aim to steal personal data from an unwitting member of staff via an email or a text message. Being able to spot these before they open them will protect staff from being hacked – which in turn will prevent your business from being hacked.
Your business computers will have a firewall. They’ll have some basic cybersecurity programs to protect them from viruses. However, they may not be equipped for new and emerging threats that could befall your company. With that in mind, it’s well worth speaking to your IT team to discuss the possibility of upgrading your cybersecurity package, or moving to a new, better provider.
No expense is worth sparing in this regard. Cyberattacks can bring businesses to their knees in the worst cases. Even if they’re relatively mild, they can still cost you tens of thousands of dollars – far less than you’ll be paying for an annual subscription to any of the best cybersecurity companies. Shop around, do your research, and come away with a package that you can feel confident in – something that’ll truly protect you from cyberattacks.
Protection from cyber threats is a key plank of any business’ due diligence in the twenty-first century. The three key areas outlined above are all worth looking into in order to bolster your own defenses.