FBI Warns of ATM “Jackpotting” Threat

About a week ago, some scary information started making the rounds.  The Telegraph reported that the FBI had issued warnings that there would potentially be a hacking attacking on ATMs worldwide.  There was a threat that hackers would be unleashing a “jackpotting” attack, and that millions of dollars were at risk.  The time-frame of that particular warning may have passed, but the general concern remains as such attacks will doubtlessly occur in the future.

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Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software

When you’re the owner of a business, one of the most important aspects is making sure that the workplace is secure. Not only is it important that you educate your employees on the dangers of cyberspace, for example, but you need to be sure you’re doing your part as well. Don’t share you password(s) with anyone, and always make sure to keep them updated. With that said, do you have anti-virus software installed as well? It’s one of the most efficient ways to protect a business.  Here are some important tips to consider when using it. Continue reading “Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software”

How a VPN can add to your business security

Being able to work from home is a wonderful benefit for employees and can keep them productive while reducing their stress.  It can also be a data security risk if not handled properly. Fortunately, if you have a local network, it’s not very hard to bring telecommuters into it. A network with this capacity is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Continue reading “How a VPN can add to your business security”

Why are software updates important?

When you are working on your business laptop or desktop you will receive prompts to install software updates(also known as a patch.)  These annoying pop-up notifications interrupt work and productivity, so many wish to ignore them. These updates provide fixes, patches and enhancements to make your programs and operating systems run more smoothly. More importantly, they keep your business network more secure. Continue reading “Why are software updates important?”

Protect your business from Cryptolocker and other related malware

It’s been estimated that the ransomware known as Cryptolocker extorted a whopping three million dollars from its victims over the 2013 – 2014 period. The malware takws infected machines hostage and demanded payments from their reinstatement.  It shut down by Operation Tovar, but not before causing major problems for computer users and businesses worldwide.

Unfortunately, Cryptolocker is just one of many Trojans posing a threat to computer users. Right now the world is ripe with ransomware, a type of malware which is designed to take systems and files hostage and demand payment for their return. However, by taking a proactive approach to battling malware and having IT experts on your side, you stand a good chance at keeping your system and its files safe and protected.

Benefits of working with an IT company

Whilst there is plenty of IT security software out there that can help you protect your system from malware, it’s often not as simple as that. In order for the software to work properly, it will need to be patched and updated on a regular basis. Not only that but you will also need to constantly monitor your systems and ensure employees are not endangering it any way.

As you can imagine, this takes a considerable amount of time and effort, which is why you will be better off outsourcing it to the experts. Below we’ve shared a few benefits of working with an IT company to battle malware.

Save time

Outsourcing your IT security to an experienced and reliable IT company will save you a considerable amount of time. Not having to worry about threats to your business’s IT system or monitoring users’ actions will give you more time to spend on other important business tasks.

Utilise their knowledge

Another benefit of working with IT experts is that you will be able to utilise their knowledge and experience. They will have dealt with numerous malware and ransomware attacks in the past and will therefore know exactly how to keep your systems safe.

By outsourcing your IT security to a third party company, you can also benefit from having access to a dedicated IT team, without the associated costs and responsibilities of being an employer.

Keep your IT network secure and free from ransomware with the help of an expert IT company.

Gain access to enterprise level software

The majority of IT companies have their own security suites, which they use to monitor your network and keep it free from malware. By using their services, you will also gain access to this enterprise level software, which your business may not otherwise have been able to afford.

24/7 network monitoring

Earlier in this article we spoke of the importance of taking a proactive approach to battling malware and with a dedicated IT support company, that’s exactly what you’ll do. Most IT companies offer 24/7 network monitoring as one of their services. This basically means that they will have an IT expert monitoring your business network at all times to ensure it remains uncompromised.

If for some reason your system does become infected with malware, they will be able to spot it at the earliest possible stage and remove it before it causes problems for your business.

Conclusion

Unfortunately the IT world is full of malware like Cryptolocker.  Rather than sitting there worrying about it, make your move. Take a proactive approach to battling malware by using enterprise security software and working with an experienced IT company. Trust us, it will go a long way in helping you to safeguard your data and keep your IT system healthy.

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