Are you confident your business is safe from cyber threats? Ransomware, hackers, and attacks against remote desktop protocols are on the rise, and if your business isn’t protected, you could be at risk. That’s why it’s important to implement the correct cyber security measures and protocols to protect your business online.
CRT Network Solutions is an IT support company that offers cyber security services to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast businesses. We can help your business operate safely online with our range of cyber security solutions. If you want to ensure your business is protected against the broad range of cyber threats many organisations face today, keep reading – or contact us to conduct a cyber security IT audit for your business’s online infrastructure.
Does Your Business Prioritise Cyber Security?
Business owners of companies small and large need to consider their cyber security and whether it is up to scratch against today’s ever-growing internet-based crime. In Australia alone, a survey conducted for Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index reported that 76% of businesses in the country have experienced one or more successful cyber attacks in the last 12 months. This points overwhelmingly to the dire need for proper IT and cyber security measures to be put in place to protect your business.
There are many facets to cyber security, but here are some key areas you need to focus on:
Email and Website Security
This includes ensuring your website is secure from external threats and that your email communications are encrypted. You should also have spam filters in place to protect your inbox from phishing scams and other malware.
Your business network needs to be secure from unauthorised access both internally and externally. This includes having strong passwords, firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning
In the event of a cyber-attack or data breach, you need to have a plan in place to back up your data so you can quickly recover any lost or stolen information.
Employee Cyber Security Awareness Training
Your employees are often the weakest link when it comes to cyber security, which is why it’s important they are properly trained in how to identify threats and what measures to take to protect themselves (and your business) online.
How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Crime
Now that we’ve looked at some of the key areas you need to focus on when it comes to cyber security, let’s take a more in-depth look at how you can protect your business from specific cyber threats.
This is a type of malware that encrypts your data and holds it ransom until you pay the attacker a sum of money (usually in cryptocurrency). To protect your business from ransomware, you should have a robust backup and disaster recovery plan in place so you can quickly recover any lost data.
You should also ensure all your employees are trained in how to identify phishing scams (as this is often how ransomware is delivered) and what measures to take to avoid clicking on malicious links or attachments.
Hackers can gain access to your business network in a number of ways, including through phishing scams, unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and malware. Once they’re in, they can steal sensitive data or hold it ransom.
To protect your business from hackers, you should have strong passwords and intrusion detection/prevention systems in place. You should also regularly conduct cyber security audits to identify any potential vulnerabilities in your system that could be exploited by hackers.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Attacks
RDP attacks are on the rise as more businesses move to remote working arrangements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of attack allows hackers to gain access to your system via an unsecured RDP connection.
To protect your business from RDP attacks, you should ensure all remote working connections are properly secured with two-factor authentication and a VPN. You should also have a firewall in place to block any unauthorised access attempts.
How an IT Security Audit Helps Identify Potential Cyber Crime Risks
One of the best ways to protect your business from cybercrime is to have an IT security audit conducted. This will help identify any potential vulnerabilities in your system that could be exploited by hackers.
At CRT Network Solutions, we offer comprehensive IT and cyber security audits for businesses in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Our team of experts will assess your current IT set-up and identify any areas that need improvement. We can also provide you with a list of recommended cyber security measures you can take to protect your business from ransomware, hackers, and other online threats.