Staying safe online can seem like a full-time job with the number of cyberattacks being committed always on the rise. To have any chance of withstanding those who are determined to breach your critical data and systems, you need to have effective security protection in place. Don’t fall victim to poor IT Security, be the Security Hero for your business.
Below are some of the key security areas you should have in place to protect you and your business online.
Install Regular Security Updates
Hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities in systems so you need to do what you can to stay ahead. If you are a Windows user, make sure you are on Windows 10. As the most secure version of Windows yet, it has built-in tools to protect identities, information and device integrity.
Data is at the heart of everything we do and must be protected. To adhere to best practice and often compliance responsibilities, data should be encrypted at rest and in transit. All this and more is possible and made incredibly simple with the Microsoft Cloud.
Remain Vigilant Against Scams
Online threats are evolving every day. It could be an email from your boss (or so you think) asking for an urgent money transfer, or a corrupt attachment which undermines your entire network. These emails are designed to look authentic so ensure that you and your colleagues remain vigilant.
It is possible to mitigate and protect against these types of attacks with a solution such as Mimecast which catches millions of email threats other security systems miss. A set of cloud services, Mimecast defends against email impersonation attempts, malicious URLs, malware attachments, spam and viruses.
Organisations often overlook regular and systematic backups. Backups ensure you can recover your data should the worst happen. The Head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that it is now a matter of “When, not if” the UK will suffer a major and crippling cyberattack. Azure Backup takes full advantage of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, delivering an inexpensive scalable and efficient backup solution.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning (BCDR)
Every business can be at risk of a disaster. Protect yourself and have a BCDR plan in place. Azure Site Recovery acts as a foundation for your BCDR strategy. It ensures business continuity by replicating your applications running on virtual machines (VMs) and physical servers if a site goes down. Workloads remain available in a secondary location in case the primary site isn’t available. It recovers workloads to the primary site once it is up and running again. Your customers can expect normal services to be available at all times – even when disaster strikes.
Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Protection
All devices require the most up-to-date virus and malware signatures in order to protect you online. Our global award-winning Cloud Packaged Solution provides leading edge, next-gen cybersecurity and threat intelligence services to protect your business.