With recent news coverage of software vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre, cyber-security and protecting yourself from potential threats is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Here are 5 steps you can take to give your business a Cyber Security health-check:
1. Patching – make sure that all PCs, servers and mobile devices are running the latest software updates. Systems which are left unpatched present a huge (and very tempting) opportunity for cyber criminals to take advantage.
2. Anti-Virus Software – ensure that all servers and workstations have anti-virus software on them and that it is up-to-date. Even one unprotected system in your network leaves you open and vulnerable to attack.
3. Guest Wifi – it’s a good idea to have a separate guest wifi for visitors, rather than allowing them to use (and potentially infect) your main network.
4. Back-up – no matter how well protected a system is, there is still a chance that data could be corrupted as the result of cybercrime (or physical failure of your PC!). That’s why it’s crucial to ensure you have an effective back-up and a disaster-recovery plan in place.
5. User education – did you know that the biggest threat to your cybersecurity is often your own people? Phishing, spam emails, invoice fraud and even ‘infected’ USB sticks left in a car park are all examples of the ways in which criminals will try to get access to your data via your staff. Here are some things you can do to make sure your team are cybercrime aware.
If you’re a projectfive customer and you have any concerns about cyber security, give our friendly team a call on 01276 455455 and we’ll be happy to help.