To help protect Las Vegas Local business, Business Continuity Technologies announced it is offering free security assessments. (Limited to companies with at least one server on or off site). This limited time offer is available at www.bctnv.com.
77 % of you reading this will have a Cyber attack!
Since COVID-19, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes!
Ginni Rometty, IBM’s chairman, president and CEO, said: “Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” And she was right. During the next five years, cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place and thing in the world. With evolving technology comes evolving hackers. Your best defense is to stay informed and learn from, albeit scary, but useful cybersecurity statistics and facts.
Earle Keizer, President and COO of Business Continuity Technologies says, “in the last few months many of our customers were kept safe by our unique security suite. We have built our company on the foundation of best up-to-date security practices.”
“Understanding the language of cybersecurity, threats and opportunities is critical for every person in every business across all industries. By providing advanced cyber training and education solutions to all departments of your business, from marketing and sales to IT infrastructure, you are investing in your company’s protection against cyber threats,” says Melvin Chatman, Executive Director of operations.
To help you right now, here a few tips:
1. Only Click after you THINK
Just because you can click, doesn’t mean you should. Remember, it can cost you thousands of dollars. Malicious links can do damage in several different ways, so be sure to inspect links and ensure they’re from trusted senders before clicking. When in doubt- “Don’t”
2. Protect and Back-Up Your Data
These days, storage doesn’t cost much. There’s no excuse not to have a backup of important data. Back it up on a physical location and on the cloud. Remember, malicious threats and hackers don’t always want to steal your data, but sometimes the end-goal is to encrypt or erase it. Business Continuity, Recovery and Restoration is Key. Back it up to have an ultimate recovery tool.
3. Two-Factor Authentication is better than one.
It’s important to have a strong password, but it’s even more imperative to have multi-factor, authentication or two factor authentications. This method provides two layers of security measures so if a hacker can accurately guess your password, there is still an additional security measure in place to ensure that your account is not breached.
4. Beware of Phishing Scams
With over 3 billion fake emails sent daily, phishing attacks are some of the greatest cybersecurity threats as they are very easy to fall for. In a phishing attack, a hacker will pose as someone that the recipient may be familiar with to trick them into opening a malicious link, divulging important credentials, or opening software that infects the recipient’s system with a virus. The best way to be on the lookout for phishing scams is by avoiding emails from unfamiliar senders, look for grammatical errors or any inconsistencies in the email that looks suspicious, and hover over any link you receive to verify what the destination is.
5. Keep Track of Your Digital Footprint
When you monitor your accounts, you can ensure you catch suspicious activity. Can you recall everywhere you have online accounts and what information is stored on them, like credit card numbers for easier payments? It’s important to keep track of your digital footprint, including social media, and to delete accounts you’re not using, while ensuring you set strong passwords. (that you change regularly).
5. Keep Up With Updates
Software patches can be issued when security flaws are discovered. If you find these software update notifications to be annoying, you are not alone! But you can consider them the lesser of two evils when weighing up rebooting your device versus putting yourself at risk for malware and other types of computer infection.
6. Connect Securely
Cyber security tips about this have been dished out by nearly every tech expert under the sun, but many still don’t follow this advice. You might be tempted to connect your device to an unsecured connection, but when you weigh the consequences, it’s not worth it. Only connect to private networks when possible, especially when handling sensitive information.
7. Secure Your Mobile Device
Security doesn’t end at your desktop. It’s important to get into the habit of securing your presence through your mobile device as well. Use strong passwords and biometric features, ensure you turn off your Bluetooth, don’t automatically connect to any public Wi-Fi, and download with caution.
8. Back-Up Your Data
These days, storage doesn’t cost much. There’s no excuse not to have a backup of important data. Back it up on a physical location and on the cloud. Remember, malicious threats and hackers don’t always want to steal your data, but sometimes the end-goal is to encrypt or erase it. Back it up to have an ultimate recovery tool.
10. You’re Not Immune
The most harmful thought you can have is “it won’t happen to me,” or “I don’t visit unsafe websites.” Cybercriminals don’t discriminate in targeting all sorts of users. Be proactive. Not all mistakes can be undone with “ctrl + Z”.
Simple cyber security tips like these can go a long way in preventing a catastrophe, but they’ve only scratched the surface of how your users can be educated and protected. Cybint’s comprehensive cyber education platform was made for all types of users, from beginner to advanced. Connect us www.bctnv.com to see how our customized solutions can protect your users.
But you don’t have to experience this “death” to your business. Business Continuity Technologies has over 37 years of local technology experience. BCT a name that you can trust.