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Are You confident that You can stop a computer virus in your Company?

Computer VirusComputer viruses are getting more sophisticated every day.  Are you confident that your computer network and business can withstand the constant attack?

Viruses like “Crypto Virus” which encrypt your company data and hold you hostage are becoming more prevalent.  Your computer network is held for ransom, if you don’t pay, you can’t unlock your data.

These viruses don’t discriminate, they affect small businesses, police stations, and hospitals.  It only takes a single click of the mouse to take a foot hold in your network, so be prepared and learn to protect yourself.

How can you protect yourself?

The best way to protect yourself is by reducing the threat factors:

  • Educate your staff on the most common ways viruses are propagated
  • Reduce the threat with a quality antivirus solution
  • Compartmentalize your important data on a Virtual Server
  • Avoid many threats with premium anti-spam solutions
  • Monitor your computer systems and ensure you know what to do in the event of a virus
  • Ensure that you have a functioning and proven Backup Solution in place
  • Have a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place, just in case

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Do your staff know how to protect your network?

staff-linkYour staff are the lifeblood of your business, but they are also the biggest risk to your business computer network.

Training your staff to identify threats to your computers is paramount to the overall security of your network in conjunction with putting best practices into place, such as monitoring, antivirus, content filtering, and a quality backup solution and plan.

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Fake and Scamming Emails

The single biggest means of getting a virus infection or malicious code inside your business will likely come in the form of a “Phishing” or scam e-mail.  Often these e-mails are either directly carrying a virus infected attachment, or try to direct you to a website that is infected, or intends to steal information from you.

Common Traits of Fake Emails

  • From a person you do not know
  • The language of the e-mail is uncharacteristic of that person, or business communications.
  • Spelling mistakes and bad grammar
  • Often have attachments
  • Appear to be from large companies or financial institutions
  • Create a sense or urgency normally “account security” related

Mitigating Risk

  • Educate your employees on what fake e-mails look like
  • Pre-filter your e-mails with an anti-spam service
  • Use a quality antivirus program with monitoring
  • Implement content filtering to limit malicious websites

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