If only one could tell that they should avoid a specific site if they want to avoid ransomware or a cybersecurity attack. Ransomware and malware can be installed on any site. It isn’t just a site that “looks dodgy” or suspect that throws up red flags – if that were the case, avoiding ransomware and malware would be so easy to do. We offer our clients digital security facts and insight to protect their data from a cyberattack.
For the novice, trying to understand and decipher all the potential security risks could be a full-time job and we know that as a business owner you need to do what you do best. That’s why you need to have a team behind you who will ensure your most important business asset – your data – is secure.
Digital Security Facts And Insight: 7 FAQs
Here are some questions we get asked all the time when we perform security assessments:
- Does it cost a lot to have extra (or any) security? Your business can certainly use security measures that won’t cost anything other than the time it takes to install it. Being aware is the first step in understanding how to protect your business data from a virus.
- Do I really need to update the security software when I get prompted? Yes! We could leave it at that, but let’s expand upon it. When you’re prompted to do an update, there is a reason and that reason is typically to install a patch to protect you and your data. Don’t put it off.
- Do I really need an antivirus program? Again, yes. If you’re operating Windows 10 it has Windows Defender built right in. It is good enough, but there are antivirus programs that are better and Windows Defender is better than not having any.
- If I go to a trusted website I am all right… right? No. You don’t know if a site that looks legitimate has been hijacked or duplicated. Hackers are good at duplicating sites and installing ransomware or malware that will infect you once you click on it.
- Should our business even do online banking? Yes, for the most part, banks utilize military-grade security and it’s rare that a bank is hacked – but it does happen.
- My business is small, why would a hacker target me? Why wouldn’t a hacker target you? Smaller businesses are typically easier for a hacker to get into simply because they don’t have enough security in place to protect themselves.
- An employee inadvertently opened an attachment in an email. What now? Take a breath, but know that your system has probably been infected. Immediately close all programs, do a full security virus scan. Contact a professional to do a deep dive risk assessment.
Hackers have been running rampant during the coronavirus pandemic and there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight. Don’t let your guard down. Even if you have an IT team at your firm, give us a call and let us partner with your team to ensure your company and its data is as safe from a cyber attack as it can be.
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