A lot of people ask me about security and are often confused when I say you need multiple layers of security. This blog aims to explain the multiple layers and relates them to how you secure your own home or office. Continue reading
In a lot of these blog articles on security I always say you need to keep your software up to date. But what happens when that so called update is ransomware? This is the nightmare caused by an emerging cybersecurity threat called Big Head. Continue reading
It is often lax cybersecurity practices that enable cybercriminals to breach companies. This is especially true when it comes to SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) as they often don’t prioritise cybersecurity measures. They may be just fully focused on growing the company and they think they have a lower data breach risk. Cybersecurity is not only a concern for large corporations and is a critical issue for small businesses as well. Small businesses are often seen as attractive targets for cybercriminals as they don’t spend the time to implement proper cyber security defensive methods. Continue reading
Security should be a priority no matter the size of your business. Microsoft has recognised how hard it is to work out the strength of your security and has come up with a Secure Score measurement in its 365 Defender dashboard. But what is Secure Score, and how does it help your business? This article aims to explains the basics. Continue reading
While cybersecurity insurance is still a pretty new concept for many small businesses, it has been around since the 1990s to provide coverage for mainly large enterprises. Back then it covered things like data processing errors and online media. Since that time, the policies for this type of liability coverage have changed. Continue reading
2023 is just about here, and you should start to plan for the new year. Sixty-eight percent of surveyed business leaders feel that cybersecurity risks are getting worse and this is the area you should start to take seriously (if you haven’t already) and look at the attack trends. Continue reading
As a small business owner do you feel more secure from cyberattacks because of your size?
Maybe you think that you could not possibly have anything that a hacker would be interested in?
Did not think that the bad guy even knew about your small business? Continue reading
With new cyber risks, more remote workers, and technology evolving rapidly, IT can be a lot for a small business owner to manage. Yet falling behind can:
- Hurt your competitive advantage;
- Slow business processes;
- Hinder innovation;
- Frustrate customers;
- Undercut employee engagement efforts;
- Risk your compliance;
- Lead to damaging data breach or other downtime;
Yet there is just so much IT! It’s difficult to keep up with it all.
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Most people see reports on ransomware hitting government departments, hospitals and other big name companies. As such they think it won’t happen to them as the bad guys are just targeting the larger companies and organisations, but ransomware can just as easily infect your own computer. Continue reading