Cybersecurity is something most organisations want to get right. But where do you start? What are the basics that every business should be using to protect their IT and data?
Are you wasting pounds by saving pennies on your IT? It’s an old saying, but if you are running a business, it is true – time is money. If you or your staff are spending time on your IT, you are not spending time doing what you do best, and more importantly – what you get paid for! It’s not just that time you spent purchasing and maintaining your own IT to save money either – if you purchase cheaper IT products and services, it can waste a lot of staff time.
There are all sorts of reasons that you could lose files. They could be deleted or overwritten by accident, be in a previous employee's inbox that's been deleted, or even lost because they were encrypted in a ransomware attack (see our last blog for more about that). In fact, the No. 1 cause of data loss in systems such as Microsoft Office 365 is accidental deletion. About 70 per cent of all lost data is due to end-users accidentally or maliciously deleting data.
Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common and are a serious risk to your business. If you don’t protect yourself, your business could be sent back to a 1950s…