Protect yourself in 2019

While the news that things are only expected to get worse may seem grim, there are a few steps you can take to protect your business from cyber threats:
 
  • Keep Things Up to Date – Update and maintain your security software regularly
  • Back-Up and Encrypt Data
  • Learn and Teach – Take the time to learn what threats are most likely to affect your business and teach your staff. This helps you to be proactive towards potential attacks and creates a “cyber aware” company culture.
  • Minimize Accessibility – The fewer employees who have access to sensitive company information, the better.

 

 

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Attempted to Steal or Demand Ransom
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Attempted to Steal Personal/Financial Information
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Had Downtime of on Average 23 Hours

Cyber Attacks Are Increasing

Everyone benefits from advanced cyber defense programs, especially in today's connected world. A cybersecurity attack can result in everything from

  • identity theft
  • extortion attempts
  • loss of important data (financial, photos, client information, etc.).

It is essential to every size of organization to secure their systems, networks and programs from digital attacks. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.

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Do you know the threats that could harm you or your business?

Ransomware is a type of malicious malware software designed to gain unauthorized access . It is designed to extort money by blocking access to files or the computer system until the ransom is paid. Paying the ransom doesn't always guarantee that the files will be recovered, the system restored, or not getting extorted again. Cryptocurrency is the existing currency of cyber-crime like darknet markets or ransomware.(A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, such as Bitcoin).

Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails that resemble emails from reputable sources. The aim is to steal sensitive data like credit card numbers and login information. It’s the most common type of cyber attack. You can help protect yourself through education or a technology solution that filters malicious emails.

Social engineering is the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.   They can solicit a monetary payment or gain access to your confidential data. Social engineering can be combined with Phishing, Ransomware or Malware to make you more likely to click on links, download malware, or trust a malicious source.

Malware is a type of software designed to gain unauthorized access or to cause damage to a computer.

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Could Not Identify Motive
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Had Been Impacted by a Cyber Security Incident
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Attempted to Access Unauthorized Areas

We Can Help

At GAM Tech, we provide in-depth, reliable and ultra-responsive Managed IT services to all our clients. Better yet, we’re more affordable than an in-house IT employee and a better solution to a “break-fix” approach – you’ll pay the same amount each month, regardless of how much support you might need. Book a meeting or consultation today and get your business off to a secure start.

 

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