Advice on protection from Viruses, Malware, Ransomware and Phishing
More and more, ransomware has emerged as a major threat to individuals and businesses alike. Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts data on infected systems, has become a lucrative option for cyber criminals.
In the past, many smaller businesses downplayed the possibility of security threats because they believed they were too small for hackers to target. However, most businesses have become more self-aware in recent years, realising that being under-protected, and under-funded, has made them attractive targets for cyber criminals.
The best practice is to employ multiple layers of protection. Nothing guarantees 100% security and rarely will a single layer stop the threat in its tracks. Malware is multi-faceted and changing by the minute, however, and multiple strategies significantly increase your chances of staying safe.
See below for some essential layers of defence from current cyber security threats. Realistically, each aspect needs to be in place to avoid leaving an “open door” for attackers.