Password protection is just one line of defence against cyber attacks
“Where there is data smoke, there is business fire.” — Thomas Redman
After hundreds of people had their login details stolen through a phishing attack, a technique used to deceive users, on the bus company’s Jersey and Guernsey websites, Stafford Slater, Head of Networks and Security at C5 Alliance, discusses how to ensure your data isn’t exposed through the use of vulnerable websites.
At C5 Alliance we believe that data is our clients’ most valuable asset and our role is to help them protect it from those who will inevitably try to take it. In the case of cybersecurity our view is that the best form of defence against these types of attacks is to take a proactive approach.
• Identify key assets
• Protect your data
• Understand and detect threats
• Responding to attacks
• Recover from incidents
• Nurturing capability and talent in the cyber security space
There are a number of things to consider when creating a data protection plan, the obvious choice is ransom protection which ensures the integrity of data and, if the worst should happen, allows it to be recovered. Businesses should also consider how their data is stored, and backed up, as well as its compliance with GDPR. By covering all of these bases they will minimise recovery time and the impact on their business operations.
Finally, remember that no solution will ever be 100% secure and the nature of threats continues to evolve as attackers get more intelligent. However, we can offer the latest technology to ensure our clients have the best forms of protection available. Attackers will still always go for the easiest targets so by following the above steps and with our help to plan a lifecycle approach to security, you will significantly minimise risk to your business.
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