Security and Disaster Recovery - Cybercrime

Posted by David Pretorius on 2nd Mar 2018

Secure Your Business

Cyber security has been named by the Australian Government as a national security priority. As the scale, sophistication and number of cyber attacks attacks increase, so to does the need for security and disaster recovery plans of business. 

While we have previously discussed what Microsoft is doing to address this issue, it's time to take a closer look at the steps all business can take to avoid a cyber attack. 

It is no longer sufficient to turn a blind eye to cyber security, hoping your business won't be targeted. At Eaglecrest Technologies, we are increasingly seeing businesses without cyber security and/or security and disaster recovery plans in place - and we want to help!  

Regardless the size of your business, a risk assessment against cyber security is absolutely necessary. 

We work with clients to assist in the prevention of cyber attacks by asking a range of questions including:

  • Are you prepared for a cyber attack?
  • Do you know how much security you can afford?
  • Do you know how much it should cost?
  • Even if you have a security program, did you know an attack may still take place?
  • Do you know how long your business may be out of action?

In addition to the above questions, it is key for all employees of a business or organisation to be equipped with the knowledge on how to confidently deal with a cyber security issue. Arm employees with all the information they need to recognise cyber security threats  - and what to do should such an event occur  - by holding a training day. Additionally, ensure your business creates a supportive environment for employees to speak up should they accidentally click on an untrustworthy link or open a suspicious email. 

After all, everyone can be an IT Hero!