Affordable Cybersecurity & IT Support
for Micro & Small Businesses
It is no longer enough to have Anti-Virus and a Firewall, Micro and Small Businesses are being targeted more than ever. You probably think you can’t afford the right solutions, but we have spent a long time locating the most affordable solutions that work together to protect your data.
I know, you have a family member or friend who looks after your IT, but they can’t monitor your systems 24/7 and maintain your computer systems as well. Besides, one day they won’t be able to respond quickly enough to save you.
5 Common Mistakes
- Poor Password Security
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of reusing passwords. The fact is, as many as 4 in 5 people are making this mistake, making it easy for cybercriminals to access multiple accounts. Aside from reusing passwords, many of us are also guilty of using easily guessable elements, like our pets’ names (which we might even post on social media). As tempting as it is to reuse passwords and choose easy-to-remember words, it’s best to practice password hygiene and use strong, unique passwords.
- Failing to Update Software
Don’t forget to update your software! Regularly updating software, applications, antivirus, and operating systems protects your data from security vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.
- Forgetting to Backup Files
We get it. Backups can be time-consuming, and it’s easy to skip a backup, or two, or even three. Many of us would rather ignore backups altogether – though we shouldn’t. Backups are an important defense against data breaches, hardware failures, ransomware, and natural disasters, providing data protection.
- Using Unsecured Public Wi-Fi
Just because the cute coffee shop has Wi-Fi doesn’t mean you need to use it. That’s because hackers can easily access and hack public Wi-Fi. If you do need to use the airport Wi-Fi, avoid accessing sensitive information or logging in to your work, banking, and social media accounts. You can also use a VPN, which adds a layer of encryption to protect your data when using a public network.
- Not Using HTTPS
Not using encryption on your website can be disastrous. HTTPS protects your business and customer data from prying eyes, avoiding the “Not Secure” browser label that might make customers think twice before sharing sensitive data. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. An SSL certificate encrypts the data transmitted between the browser and the server. This ensures that any data is unreadable to unauthorized individuals – even if the exchange was intercepted.
Anti-phishing, Anti-malware, and Ransomware Prevention for your computing devices.
Think of DMARC (which stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance”) as a security guard for your email. It’s a system that helps protect your email domain – which is like your email’s “home address” – from being used by other people to send emails without your permission. This practice is often used in phishing scams and spam emails, where the sender pretends to be someone they’re not.
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Protecting your business from Cybersecurity impacts as well as supporting your IT systems in general means that our insights into your business can help you plan for the future. Not just IT planning but also with budgeting for those future projects.
No matter your line of work and knowledge of Cybersecurity we can help you get a grip of the basics giving you enough knowledge to make informed decisions
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