Protection from Cybercrime"The most valuable commodity I know of is information" Gordon Gekko, Wall St
The last few years have seen a massive rise in the amount of dangerous, organised cybercrime activity successfully targeting businesses of all sizes. Governments and their security agencies have become increasingly concerned about their inabilities to stem the growth of this lucrative industry. The key message for all businesses is – you need to be prepared.
Our goal is to ensure that all of our clients can always recover their business-critical information after any disaster no matter how it happened. Real-life disasters happen in many largely unpredictable ways. And while we make no claims to being able to prevent earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and fires, we do attempt to make your information as recoverable as possible when things get back to normal.
Of course natural disasters are truly rare and the information on your computer system may be the last thing you’d be concerned about as you watched your house go up in smoke. However the kind of disasters that do affect computers and information systems are much more common. Think hard drive failure and cybercrime!
The cybercrime industry doesn’t care who you are or what you do. It targets ALL online computer systems – large and small. The criminals are organised and automated and there are thousands of attacks going on every minute of every day all around the world. If you’re connected to the Internet, you are already at risk.
Cyber Security is all about protecting your computer-based equipment, software and information from unintended or unauthorised access, change, theft or destruction. And these threats are becoming more likely every day. It’s all too easy to become a victim and you can lose much more than money. If you keep customer details of any kind on your computer systems, it can be more than just embarrassing or inconvenient if it’s destroyed or published on the Internet for others to see. It can seriously damage your reputation and put you out of business, permanently.
Good cyber security practices, on the other hand can enhance the reputation of your business considerably and even open up new commercial opportunities.
Surely it makes sense to take preventative measures up-front rather than waiting for some disaster to happen and then discovering it’s simply too late now, and you can’t turn back the clock.