As I put pen to paper (or rather, apply keystrokes to a document), it’s that in-between period between Christmas and New Year – always an excellent time to stand back from the business and take stock.  Have you considered the New Year’s Resolutions for your business for 2021 yet?

If you are looking for inspiration, here’s a suggestion for you:

Would you consider beefing up your cyber security?  Now more than ever, your business is coming under attack:

  • As lockdowns look set to continue with employees working remotely from home or isolated in socially distanced office settings, your team can miss support and guidance and are more vulnerable to becoming victims of opportunistic hackers.
  • Those same tiered restrictions mean that companies are depending on internet-based communications more than ever, both with their staff and their customers.
  • It definitely feels like we are being bombarded with dodgy emails, suspicious text messages and malicious pop-ups on a daily basis.

Just as you can lead a horse to water, but can’t make him drink, you can tell your staff about phishing emails but it’s hard to stop them clicking on the link.

What you need is a tailored education programme, not just providing online training but also testing if the lesson has been taken on board by dangling a safe phishing email as bait.  You get to design the bait emails so that you can target them for specific job functions and times of day when your employees might not be on their guard.

This solution also comes with dark web scanning.  This reveals emails with your company address whose passwords are available for sale to hackers online.  It’s useful to know which accounts are compromised so that you can shore up your defences before a serious breach occurs.

Consider the cost to your business in terms of loss of data, money, time and reputation if your company is hit by a cyber-attack.  Resolve to improve your protection now!

Call Computer Troubleshooters on 01732 300064 to make your IT setup secure from hackers.

Wishing you a cyber-safe and prosperous New Year!