Tips to protect against cyberattacks

30 October 2022

Ransomware is making headlines across the world. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to have strong cybersecurity in place. 

Cyberattacks are often designed to gain access and control or destroy files and systems within a computer network, for personal or financial gain. 

Small and medium businesses are increasingly at risk often due to their lack of data protection. Cybercrime is constantly evolving, with attacks becoming more sophisticated and even harder to prevent.


Some common terms:

Malware is malicious software, often disguised as a trusted email attachmentwhich allow hackers access into your computer network.  

Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens your business by destroying or blocking access to critical data or systems until a ransom is paid. 

Phishing involves hackers sending fraudulent emails on behalf of reputable companiesluring you into providing access to sensitive data. 


Our 6 Tips to protect against cyberattacks:

  1. Enable multi-factor authentication
  2. Use strong passwords 
  3. Enable automatic updates for software and apps
  4. Train yourself and your employees on how to recognise and report a cyberattack or data breach quickly
  5. Monitor your users - up to 50% of cyberattacks are from malicious insiders 
  6. Securely back up your data  


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