The Complete Cyber Security Guide: Part 2

Everything you need to know to keep your company running

Computers: Art, Friend or the Enemy within?

They pretty much rule the world. However, have you ever stopped to think about whether they enhance your business data or if they can act as a threat? The good thing is there is no right or wrong answer! As with any great power we need to ensure that we respect it and utilize each computer system to enhance our business. One thing is for certain, we need to remember that things do go wrong, computers will break and businesses will fail off the back of being too computer reliant. Although we can have everything at the touch of a button, we can also lose it just as quickly!

When you least expect it, your computer will fail, leaving you powerless!

You need to ensure you have a Disaster Recovery Plan. Learn your plan inside and out and have it in hand, ready for any crisis situation.

“But won’t my Anti-Virus protect me?”

In short, No! Although Anti-Virus protection is your front line of defense, it’s not going to protect you from the big cyber threats that face small businesses. In fact, 94% of Ransomware victims had Anti-Virus installed on their machine! Should I delete my Anti-Virus then? No! Confused yet? Well, we never claimed cyber security was easy! However, there is a good reason for you to keep your Anti-Virus installed. Although it can’t stop everything from getting through, the majority of your computer system will still be protected from viruses and worms, which pose minimal threat to your business, but should still be taken seriously. What’s the solution? In order to have a strong business infrastructure, you need to make sure you have all of your security processes in place, as well as a Business Continuity solution. Your first defense against a threat will be your Anti-Virus, your network protection and so on. When a piece of malware gets through, and it will, your next defense will be your backup solution. Having all three in place significantly reduces the risk of an attack. You can save your business a lot of time and money, by simply backing up your data!

Security systems will not protect you from everything

Neither can a standard backup. You must have a Business Continuity solution in place, so you know exactly what to do when disaster strikes!

“Oh, but my SaaS data is safe right?!”

SaaS (Software as a Service) is the modern world’s answer to desktop applications. So most people believe that their data is safe in the Cloud, however that’s not always the case! In fact, Ransomware is making its way into all the big systems including Dropbox, O365, GSuite, box and Salesforce. Are you protecting your SaaS?

Why should I protect my SaaS?

Unless you have a Business Continuity solution in place, your data will never be fully recovered. With threats affecting businesses from every angle, you need to ensure that your data is safe. There will always be sensitive data flying around your company that will need to be regulated and protected.

How do I protect that SaaS?

Your first point of action should be to go through each application you use and look into which ones need to be backed up. You might have already heard of Datto SaaS protection, which does back up the major applications you are running and should give you peace of mind. You can find out more about Datto’s SaaS protection here.

Get your SaaS protected before it’s too late!

Get ahead of the game and save your business time, money and its reputation.

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dts|infotech . . . computer networks that work