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With cyber threats on the rise due to the war in Ukraine, and with so many workforces distributed across different places of work, including home and other remote locations, there has never been a more important time to think about why cyber security is important.
Remote and hybrid working have brought flexibility into the working lives of many, but with them have come a whole set of new risks, making it doubly important to protect your business against cyber threats.
Regardless of the size of your business, cybersecurity is important. No company is ever too small to be targeted by cybercriminals. In fact, smaller businesses are often considered an easy route in for attackers in order to get to larger enterprises, making it vital to have adequate cyber security measures in place.
The costs of a cyberattack can be significant. From business downtime to lost customers, reporting costs and regulatory fines, it is no wonder that a high percentage of businesses never recover after such an event. And this is why cyber security is so important.
One of the most simple yet highly effective cyber security measures you can employ is antivirus software.
Antivirus software works to ward off cyberattacks in a number of ways:
Malware covers a range of different viruses. It can steal, encrypt or delete data from a device, amongst various other things.
This is a type of malware that blocks access to an entire device, a browser, or critical files, until a payment is received. Antivirus software protects against ransomware through regular backups and monitoring, whilst performing scans on all software to check for suspicious code.
Spam emails will attempt to obtain your data, whilst phishing is a similar threat but comes under the guise of a trusted source. Both have the goal of either installing malware on your device, or manipulating you into divulging personal information.
This is another form of virus which can make its way onto your device via spam, hiding itself as legitimate software that you would recognise and trust. Antivirus software carries out regular scans to ensure your devices are free from Trojan horses.
Pop-up adware can be damaging to an IT system. Whilst it may look innocent, without you knowing, it could install spyware or other viruses onto your device. Antivirus software can help identify these harmful pop-ups, and will instantly remove any files that have inadvertently been installed before they cause any issues.
Now you know why cyber security is important, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your business.
PC Docs offers a comprehensive package of cyber security solutions, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual business needs and cyber risk assessment.
The antivirus software solution we use is ESET.
ESET is the fourth largest digital security company in the world, protecting millions of businesses worldwide. Their award-winning technology is easy to use, and delivers peace of mind against the latest cyber threats.
To find out more about how we can help keep your organisation safeguarded against all the latest cyber threats, please get in touch.