Navigating cyber security for your business

Too often than not, we all develop a “it won’t happen to me” attitude when it comes to cyber security. Due to the world going into a full lockdown, the rate of cyber crime has increased by 600 per cent during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

While companies have tried to navigate the uncertainty and disruption caused by COVID-19, cyber hackers have taken full advantage of guards being let down. Since then, the world has seen a rise in intellectual property theft, phishing, and ransom ware attacks.


How poor cyber security can put your business at risk

Gone are the days where businesses can have the “we’ll be the lucky ones” mindset. To combat the risk of cyber attacks against your business, it is important to pin-point vulnerabilities that can put your business at risk of facing an attack. These vulnerabilities include:

Using recycled passwords

This is a simple and easy fix. All you need to do is change passwords for EVERY login you use. An account that uses a recycled password is at an extremely high risk of encountering a security breach.

Human error

Most security breaches come from simple ‘mistakes’ such as clicking on a bad link, supplying confidential login details to a malicious poser, etc.


How to protect your business from cyber threats

Increase your business’ training

Training your team and keeping them up to date with cyber security can help to ensure security awareness. Simple practices such as keeping passwords confidential, and avoiding typing up protected information into Word documents, can avoid threats from careless users.

Does your business need assistance in implementing training and general awareness to protect employees from being targeted? We can help! Contact us today to learn more.

Regularly reassess your cyber security strategy

It is important to regularly revisit your business’ security strategies. Consult with cyber security experts to make sure that your strategies are up to date with the newest malware protection.