Everything you need to know about Cyber Protection

October 25, 2023

What Cyber Protection controls do you have in place already?

There is a saying in Cyber Circles “Hackers don’t break into a system, they just log in”.

If you are a small to medium business, you really need to at least enable MFA for your Microsoft Account and switch out your existing Antivirus Software for one that stops malware detonating from an accidental click or download. MFA on email accounts is essential because easy access to an email account as part of a password reset for another service is like handing over the keys to the kingdom.

Aren’t all Antivirus products the same?

Antivirus solutions work on the basis that if the file is not on the “bad list”, then it should be ok (with a basic check done).

What are the alternatives?

“Default Deny with Default Usability” is the new standard in Antivirus Protection” If the digital fingerprint of a file has never been seen before, then it is opened up in a safe zone on your computer to stop any possible damage that may come from opening the unknown file. If a file can not write, then it cannot create damage.

Patching of Windows 10/11 and Office 365 as soon as patches get released will reduce the chances of a system compromise via a security vulnerability. More often than not hackers try to exploit these vulnerabilities.

Did you know that 82% of breaches involve a human element?

Self paced & localised Security Awareness Training can be the difference between a user making a mistake while under pressure and a breach being avoided. Users need to be able to recognise the tell-tale signs of a phishing email and the best practice of not clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown senders.

Ever lost M365 Data? Microsoft operates a shared responsibility model whereby Microsoft commit to providing a high available platform to run your apps and store data, but the responsibility of Backup belongs to the customer. (the user of the platform). A lot of backup vendors can backup 3 times a day – our backup application can backup up to 6 times a days for reduced potential data loss due of accidental deletion, deliberate deletion or malware.

Thanks for reading. Now please give me a call update your baseline security to the new standard.