Protecting your computers, servers and networks from attacks is a big part of network and IT management. With dramatic increases in viruses, ransom-ware and crypto-locker style attacks, your network is constantly under attack.
Attacks on your network are not just from people trying to get into your network from the outside world. Attacks originating from inside your own network are becoming one of the main ways attackers are gaining access to your network. They do this by utilizing social engineering and phishing tactics to try and trick employees to open up infected files or make money transfers to wrong bank accounts.
Lots of companies assume they wouldn’t be a target for attacks as they are not big enough or their data isn’t valuable to anyone else. This isn’t the case and the fact is, they are not targeting you or individual companies directly, they are targeting everyone.
Cyber security is a big concern for all sized businesses. Insurance companies are requiring you have more security in place in order to make your insurance valid. The UK government have brought out a Cyber Essentials Scheme designed to help companies understand and implement best practices for your network to protect and safeguard yourself.