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Protecting yourself against cyber attacks – just how protected are you?

Protecting yourself against cyber attacks – just how protected are you?

14th September 2017

Ok, by now, you should have the message that you need to get yourself protected against cyber attacks.

The majority of businesses are being affected, from the very large right down to the one-person bands, and if they haven’t been already, then they are likely to be in the future. Leaving your systems unprotected could leave you thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Not something you planned for in your cash flow forecast…

However, how vulnerable are your systems? What exactly does it mean to be unprotected? What level of protection does your business need, and how do you identify the gaps which cyber criminals can just pounce on and use to their advantage?

There are some products and services out there that will claim to be all-encompassing, the only protection you’ll need, and that may very well be true, but what’s the point in paying for Fort Knox when all you need is a bolt on one door and you are all fully secured?

The key thing is to work out where the holes are, and plug them with the protection you need. Giving you the peace of mind that what you’ve got is what you need, and what you’ve paid for.

We get that, so here’s what we’ve done.

Devised a simple test, all you need to do is to answer a few questions for us to work out where your systems might fall down, where you are leaving yourself vulnerable.

It’s as easy as that. Then what we’ll do is give you the results, along with our recommendations, what we think you need to get yourself adequately protected.

What kind of things are we looking for?

Well, we’ll ask you things like what back-ups you have in place and how often you use them, for example.

Where, and how you store your files, and whether you can access them on the move, using office devices or even devices that you’ve brought in from home.

Also, what training you have in place, does your team know what to do if they receive an email that they are unsure about, that may contain an attachment that they don’t know whether to open or not? If you have anti-virus software, they may be able to scan it first, but if not, what should they do?

So many things to think about! But that’s our job. We know what we need to ask you to work out what you need to do. So that’s what we’ve done.

And if you decide to take us up on our recommendations, then great! We’d love to be on board, but if not, then that’s ok too, at least you know what you need to do. And if you are on the look-out for a cloud based service provider to help you get more secure, then we’ve even put together some questions you need to ask them before you sign on the dotted line (insert link).

We’re pretty good like that!

So why not give it a go?

Answer our questions, then you can see for yourself just how open you are to the possibility of being targeted by a cyber criminal.

Your business will thank you for it.

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