Managing Cyber Security
Cyber security is more crucial than ever before.
The Alarming State of Cyber Security
The cyber threat landscape has grown increasingly sophisticated and malicious in recent years. Here are some staggering facts to highlight the gravity of the situation:
Rising Cyberattacks: Cyberattacks are on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious activities reported during the COVID-19 pandemic alone.
Small Businesses Targeted: Contrary to popular belief, small and medium-sized businesses are prime targets for cyberattacks, with 43% of cyberattacks targeting them.
Financial Losses: Cybercrime costs the global economy over $1 trillion annually, impacting individuals, businesses, and governments.
The Consequences of Cyberattacks
Understanding the consequences of cyberattacks is vital for grasping the importance of robust cybersecurity measures:
- Data Breaches: A single data breach can lead to severe reputational damage, legal repercussions, and financial losses. The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.
Ransomware Epidemic: Ransomware attacks encrypt valuable data, demanding hefty ransoms for decryption keys. The cost of ransomware attacks is projected to exceed $20 billion by 2024.
Focus Tech’s Commitment to Cyber Security
At Focus, we are deeply committed to providing top-notch cybersecurity services to our clients. Here’s why we stand out:
- Expert Team: Our cybersecurity team comprises certified experts with years of hands-on experience in thwarting cyber threats.
Proactive Approach: We take a proactive stance against cyber threats, continuously monitoring your network for vulnerabilities and potential risks.
Customised Solutions: We understand that every organisation is unique. That’s why we tailor our cybersecurity solutions to meet your needs and budget.
Cyber Security Solutions Offered by Focus Technology
Our Top 10:
Our latest top 10 tips to help you and your business stay safe from phishing emails!
1. Verify Sender Authenticity
Always double-check the sender’s email address. Cybercriminals often use deceptive email addresses that resemble legitimate organisations.
We have the expertise to identify phishing attempts by scrutinising sender authenticity, ensuring you’re protected from deceptive emails.
2. Don’t Trust Unsolicited Requests
Be cautious of unsolicited emails requesting sensitive information or immediate actions. Legitimate organizations won’t ask for this via email.
We educate our clients to recognise and report unsolicited requests, ensuring you’re well-informed about potential threats.
3. Hover Before You Click
Hover your mouse pointer over links in emails to preview the actual URL. Avoid clicking on suspicious links.
Our cybersecurity solutions include link scanning and filtering to protect you from malicious links that might lead to phishing sites.
4. Check for Grammar and Spelling Errors
Phishing emails often contain spelling and grammar mistakes. Be vigilant and scrutinise the content.
We use advanced email filtering tools that detect and block phishing emails based on various factors, including language quality.
5. Avoid Urgent or Threatening Language
Be sceptical of emails that create a sense of urgency or fear. Cybercriminals use these tactics to pressure victims into taking action.
Our proactive approach includes monitoring phishing emails with urgency flags, ensuring you’re protected from such tactics.
6. Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Implement MFA for your email accounts and other critical systems to add an extra layer of security.
We specialise in setting up robust MFA systems, and safeguarding your accounts even if your credentials are compromised.
7. Report Suspicious Emails
If you receive a suspicious email, report it immediately to your IT department or IT service provider.
Our incident response team is equipped to handle and investigate potential phishing incidents swiftly, minimising potential damage.
8. Keep Software Updated
Regularly update your software, including email clients and operating systems, to patch security vulnerabilities.
We offer comprehensive software update management to keep your systems secure and up to date.
9. Invest in Security Software
Install reputable antivirus and anti-malware software to scan attachments and links for potential threats.
Our cybersecurity solutions encompass advanced antivirus and anti-malware tools, protecting your network from threats.
10. Educate Your Team
Conduct cybersecurity training for your employees to help them recognize phishing emails and understand the risks.
We offer educational resources, including Guides and videos, to keep your team informed and vigilant against evolving threats.
If you have read our blog and you’re still wondering where to start – please don’t hesitate to contact us.