How to Detect a Ransomware Attack Before It Causes Serious Damage

How to Detect a Ransomware Attack Before It Causes Serious Damage

A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your company.

This is the point at which hackers gain control of your network and encrypt all of your data, rendering it unusable. They will not repair the damage unless you pay a large fee – a ransom fee.

They are able to do so much damage because they secretly break into your system long before the attack is launched. One advantage of this is that you can keep an eye out for signs that you’ve been breached.

Here are three methods for determining whether or not hackers are already present in your system.

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Cyber-crime:  The five-step plan for preparing and protecting your company

Cyber-crime: The five-step plan for preparing and protecting your company

Two years ago, two-thirds of all organisations reported some type of cybercrime incident.

That figure is likely to rise as a result of the increased fraud opportunities created by the rush to work from home.

In fact, cybercrime costs the global economy more than $1 trillion each year.

It is a figure that has increased by more than 50% since 2018.

Fact: Your company must be as prepared as possible against the threat of cybercrime.

Now is the time to read our brand new guide. You’ll also see our recommended five-step plan for preparing for an attack and protecting your business.

Which of these phishing scams have you heard of?

Which of these phishing scams have you heard of?

We’re sure you’ve heard of phishing. It’s where criminals give you an email, claim to be someone else (like your bank) trying to get confidential information from you.

But what’s with the vishing? And smishing, huh? And what about whaling?

These are all types of phishing that are designed to steal your knowledge, and ultimately your money.

We discuss each of them in our brand-new video. Because the more conscious you and your team are, the better secured you will be.

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Repair or replace? 7 signs that you need a new computer

Repair or replace? 7 signs that you need a new computer

It’s still tempting to hold back on the purchase of new IT equipment. But sometimes it will cost you more if you’ve been hanging on the equipment for too long.

Did you know that if a computer is more than 3 years old, it’s cheaper to purchase a new one?

  • A 5-year-old PC will cost twice as much to run as a new one
  • A 4-year-old PC experiences 55 percent more security incidents than in the first 3 years

It’s all about keeping the balance right now. Between equipment that can be repaired and will happily last another few years – versus sluggish, unproductive equipment that really needs to be replaced.

Read our brand new guide right now. And you will learn 7 signs that will tell you whether or not you need new computers.