October it’s officially Cybersecurity month. This provides us a great opportunity for our readers to stay connected and to stay safe online. These tips are even helpful in or out of a work environment. The easiest way to protect your organization from catastrophic downtime is to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.

October Cybersecurity

For those who are unaware a cyberattack is any computer or network-related incident that disrupts your business operations is considered a cyberattack.

The root cause of attacks begin from:

  • Phishing attacks
  • Spam
  • Poor information security policies and practices
  • Disgruntled and separated employees with access

Here some simple tips to Prevent Cybercrime:

  1. Create and implement a cybersecurity policy with procedures
  2. User education
    • Strong passwords letters, numbers, symbols, and phrases
  3. Identify spam phishing attacks
  4. Only disclose personal information to reputable sites through secure connections
    • Avoid public computers in places such as libraries or internet cafes for any purchasing or banking
  5. Summarize cybersecurity policies
  6. Use an internet or hardware firewall at all times. The firewall is the first line of defense
  7. Stay up to date with compliance
  8. Implement network and end-point security
  9. Develop strategic backup policies and procedures
  10. Treat every cyber incident as potentially malicious until it is determined otherwise

Back Ups

Data loss is a real problem. Ask any expert in the industry. We consistently backup data and test for reliability. Sensitive personal information or any banking information needs to be encrypted and secured.

While online criminals are constantly devising new ways to exploit your network, we try harder to counter threats and provide IT support in Ottawa. Enterprise IT support is often hard to come by which is why we have services tailored for businesses.

What’s the most important piece of information in your business? Data. Think of how many workflows are disrupted due to downtime.

The most successful implementations are those where IT does the heavy lifting for the user. Do you want Fuelled Networks to do the heavy lifting for you?

Ernie Sherman

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: 27th October 2015 by Ernie Sherman.