Hacking Business NetworksCybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated than ever before! They’re so experienced at what they do – they may have attacked your network already. According to a recent cyber security report, 1,565 out of 1,614 monitored networks were attacked throughout a six-month period between October 2013 and March 2014.

When your network is attacked, your business faces a wide-variety of consequences, from confidential data disclosure to computer performance issues to legal issues resulting from a violation of privacy laws – there’s no room to take risks. If you’re concerned about the security of your network, there’s a few simple ways to detect an attack:

  • Look for mysterious file downloads or software installations.
  • Monitor traffic to detect activity outside of business hours.
  • Take notice when files are deleted without authorization.
  • Search for new user accounts.

And if you suspect an attack, it’s critical to notify our team of IT security experts immediately. We’ll visit your office to determine whether your network has been attacked or not. If an attack has occurred, we’ll resolve the issue and implement reliable network security solutions to prevent various forms of malware, spam, and viruses from attacking your network.

In the meantime, here’s a few tips to help you mitigate the risks of cybercrime:

  • Install and run anti-virus software on a regular basis.
  • Make sure your firewall is configured properly.
  • Implement and enforce password policies.
  • Change default passwords on hardware and software.
  • Educate your staff members on security best practices.

For more tips to mitigate the risks of cybercrime, or to schedule a comprehensive network assessment, give us a call at (613) 828-1280 or send us an email at info@fuellednetworks.com. Our team of IT security experts are here to help you protect your network. 

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 3rd June 2014 by Ernie Sherman.