Safeguard your business against cyber threats with business computer security from SpecTronics in Wimbledon. We’ll ensure your IT systems are secured with round the clock monitoring and 24-hour support.
Business Security Services
Today, cyber attacks on small businesses are becoming increasingly common. Ransomware, phishing and other types of cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and problematic. Small businesses are often targeted because they do not have the expertise or resources to protect themselves.
If you run a small business it’s vital to invest in business computer security. Not only anti-malware software, you also need to take important measures to reduce known security vulnerabilities, training employees and preparing for the worst-case scenario. SpecTronics can devise an effective security strategy for your business – helping to avoid costly cyber attacks.
Reducing Security Vulnerabilities
There’s a number of ways you can address vulnerabilities and help protect your IT system against cyber attacks. The measures you can take include:
Many applications and operating system software have known security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities unveil a crack for cybercriminals to slip through and access your computer systems. Once in, they’ll install a malicious code. This is why you should update your software regularly – newly released patches eliminate cracks in your computer systems.
Computers, printers, routers and other hardware devices include firmware – software that gives a device its functionality. Firmware also contains vulnerabilities, so it’s important to patch your devices’ firmware whenever the device manufacturers release an update.
Over time, software vendors stop supporting older operating system software and applications. This means they don’t provide any security updates. Cybercriminals keep track of when versions of popular applications reach their end of support. When the expiry date comes, cybercriminals launch new attacks, targeting the unsupported software. Sometimes, they stockpile malware until the end-of-support date and then set it loose. As a result, your business is more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Our experienced team conduct vulnerability analysis to identify security issues leaving your business susceptible to cyber attacks. Once identified, we can work with you to address those vulnerabilities and reduce risk.
Other Preventative Measures
By educating employees, they can spot the attacks rather than fall victim to them. Phishing, spear phishing and social engineering should be at the top of your list of topics to cover.
Phishing emails are used by cybercriminals to obtain login credentials and other sensitive information. They use this information to steal money and data from businesses. Although people are now more aware of phishing, the attacks are still effective because of the emails growing sophistication.
Conning is another tactic used by cybercriminals. This is referred to as social engineering. Hackers like to use social engineering attacks because exploiting human behaviour is usually easier than hacking security and computer systems.
Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario
Cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to attack businesses. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the worst-case scenario and have a data backup strategy. While having backup copies of your data and systems will not prevent a cyber attack, it can mitigate the effects of one. For example, if your business becomes the victim of a ransomware attack, you won’t have to pay the ransom to get your data back. We can develop a data backup strategy and test it to make sure your information can be restored in case your company is attacked.
Protect Your Business
Cybercriminals are always using the latest more sophisticated malware systems. That’s why relying solely on anti-malware software to protect your business is risky, as it takes a while for vendors to update their anti-malware software to defend against the new programs and new strains.
After conducting an in-depth security assessment, our security experts can recommend other measures you can take to protect your business from cybercriminals. We can also help train your employees so that they can spot cyber attacks rather than fall victim to them.