Cybercrime attacks come in various forms (malware, ransomware etc.). Whilst it’s hard to imagine, cybercrime attacks can happen anytime to any size business. A government report shows that 33% of Australian businesses have experienced some type of cybercrime. This week we’ll discuss some of the best security practices to help evade cybercrime attacks and the detrimental effect these attacks can have on a business when they’re not properly equipped.
Strict Password Policy
When you create a password for your work computer you should avoid generic or common passwords that are easy to guess. Otherwise, it would be very easy for someone to access your computer and company data.
Here at Milnsbridge, we recommend using a 14+ character password. The password should include a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters. The more complex a password is, the harder it is for hackers and malware to penetrate it.
Email & Spam Filtering
Investing in a spam filtering service for your business can protect you from email-borne cyber-attacks. An email filtering service attempts to identify
- Password policy management (including regular review)
- Email and spam filtering
- Firewall management
- Security Patch Management (Microsoft updates)
- Managed AV and Malware protection
- Incident management and threat reports
- Data storage and protection
When your business isn’t properly equipped for a cybercrime attack, it can be disastrous. According to a government study, a successful cyber-attack can cost approximately $270,000; this includes downtime costs, data recovery etc. Is this an expense your business can afford?
Safeguard your business today by calling Milnsbridge on 1300 300 293 or explore our cybersecurity services.