With so much going on with ransomware and data breaches, RESULTS Technology has decided to focus yet another monthly newsletter solely on cybersecurity education. At the time of this writing, there are at least 3 high-profile cybersecurity incidents in the news, including attacks on hospitals, retailers, and political groups.
Cyber attacks are not slowing down. And with more and more people accessing company networks remotely, the problem is only getting worse. All it takes is one compromised credential or legacy application to cause a data breach. Now is the time to step up your security.
Did you know that Microsoft 365 does NOT guarantee against data loss? In fact, their Services Agreement recommends backing up with a third-party app. Section 6b says, "you may not be able to retrieve your content or data that you’ve stored.” Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your data safe.
If ransomware can happen to Garmin, it can happen to anyone. In a time when a large part of the population is working from home, how can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation.
A short while ago, we discussed preparing and testing a Remote Work Plan as COVID-19 was becoming more prevalent. The time for planning is now past and most businesses that can support home workers should already have that plan in operation.
The Home Workstation
Probably the most important aspect of working from home is making sure that the home workstation is safe, secure and pre-configured to work in the event of an emergency.
All banks are required to assess the risk of a pandemic to their business and have a plan to address providing continued service during such an event. Does your plan include a contingency to allow some employees to work from home? Remote working is becoming easier than ever and is a smart way to prevent the spread of illnesses.
It pays to take extra precautions when surfing the web. We’ve compiled these three easy tips that can amp up your online security.