IT Security News Quarterly Update - Winter 2022

Happy New Year and welcome to our Winter IT Security News Update!

This time Jamie reminds us of the importance of your IT security through 3 easy to watch videos. They cover how hackers can break into computers, what the main cybersecurity threats are to your business and the three biggest actions you can take to protect your company and staff, plus what to do if you actually fall victim to a scam.

With cybercrime remaining a widespread issue and showing no signs of slowing down in 2022, these videos are definitely worth a watch!

As you start the new year, it's a good time to review your organisation's cybersecurity and check you have the right protection in place. The importance of a robust IT security system cannot be underestimated as it's vital in keeping your company protected against cybercriminals. Understanding how your IT systems could be attacked and what measures to put in place is therefore one of the first steps to take and these 3 videos will help you. Easy to follow and simply put, they cover what to look out for and what to do to keep your data safe.

1. Hackers

In this first video, we show you how easy it is for hackers to break into any computer system without anyone being aware.

 

2: Threats that exist within your organisation

This second video looks at the cybersecurity threats facing you from within your organisation. There are many, depending on how your company is set up and what it does, such as using outdated software, not applying regular security updates or virus protection, not correctly configuring the VPN connection into your business... to name just a few!

 

3: What you can do to keep your organisation safe

This final video is the most important. It covers the three key areas to keep your organisation’s data safe - and remember, one of the biggest risks to your business is your staff. 

 

However, if your business falls victim to a scam - don't panic.

Check: Did anyone give away a password? If so change it immediately on any system it's been used. Did anyone download an unknown file? If so, disconnect your computer from the network and turn it off. And finally, get in touch with us, explain what happened and let us investigate for you.

If you have any questions regarding the information covered in the above videos or on your business IT security in general, just email me at security@ntsols.com.