IT Security

Staying safe

Keep protected in 2020

A Russian hacker can infiltrate a network within 18 minutes, while North Koreans take nearly two and a half hours. The ponderous Chinese average four hours..

The overwhelming majority of Black Hat Hackers (the ones trying to steal your money) say traditional firewalls and antivirus software is utterly useless – but then they would say that, wouldn’t they.

Nowadays the cyber criminals earn 50% more than the entire illegal drug industry. A report in 2018 stated that 43% of UK businesses have reported breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

Many worry when they hear of Facebook and Yahoo being severely hacked, but for the price of a four finger Kit Kat you can buy someone’s credit card details on the dark web and for just a little more, their bank information.

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Protecting our clients in 2020 is one of our paramount tasks. Protection takes place at 3 levels the firewalls, antivirus and antimalware, and cyber security.

Firewalls

Hardware firewalls allow you to protect your entire network from the outside world with a single physical device. This device is installed between your computer network and the internet, while a software firewall is installed on an individual computer and it protects that single device. The majority of hardware firewalls we come across haven’t been configured properly to protect the whole network and this is often one of the first issues we have to tackle..

Antivirus/malware

Antivirus and antimalware companies are fighting half a million hackers from around the World. Malware is a catch-all term for any type of malicious software, regardless of how it works, its intent, or how it’s distributed. A virus is a specific type of malware that self-replicates by inserting its code into other programs. All the systens we support are protecred by the most advanced antivirus and antimalware programmes available.

Cyber Security

Some people think “I’m using the latest firewall, my antivirus and antimalware, and Windows updates are all up to date, that’s us sorted.” WRONG!! Cyber security encompasses so much more than just this. Cyber security isn’t just about the IT networks for the military, governments and huge financial institutions. Consider for a moment how much sensitive data is kept on your network about your company, your staff, your clients.

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