How to Cybersecurity See if your business’s data is for sale with dark web monitoring There’s a place online where you can buy anything illegal… guns, drugs – and business data. It’s called the dark web. And it’s where criminals buy data stolen from businesses, that they can then use to try to hack them. This week’s video tells you about a way to see if your business’s data is for sale on the dark web. Why you still need antivirus It might seem in our modern age that you no longer need antivirus to protect your devices. Not at all – it’s the opposite. Every device that’s connected to the internet needs to be protected. Here’s why. 3 scary signs your business has been hacked Hackers are very smart people. Not only can they break into your computer without you realizing it, but they can also cover their tracks – so it’s almost impossible to spot they’re in. Almost. Here are 3 signs to look out for, which could indicate your business has been hacked. Can we train your staff to resist hackers? You can have the best security setup. With the most up-to-date software. And STILL, hackers can get access to your system. How? Through your staff. Hacking isn’t just about computers. There’s also an element of social engineering. Here’s why you should invest in training your people to make your people more aware what they should be looking out for. The 3 scams you need to know about NOW There are lots of cyber security scams that are targeted at businesses like yours, every single day. Here are the top 3 we believe everyone on your team should be aware of. The biggest business crime in the US Criminals are targeting YOUR business right now. In fact, they’re targeting all businesses, all the time. And they can do so from the comfort of their homes. That’s what makes cyber-crime the biggest business crime in the US. Watch this video – you won’t believe just how many cyber-crimes were committed last year. Uh-oh… did someone just click a bad link? The scariest thing about being hacked, is that it only takes one member of your team, clicking one bad link, in one email for damage to be done. Here’s how to stop this happening in your business. The simple security step that protects your business Cybercrime is so big now, it's a matter of WHEN not IF your business will be affected. Strong passwords are a good line of defense. But many passwords can be cracked by automated bots. Here's something that makes your password a lot stronger, and gives your business even more protection. One bad email. That’s all it takes… What’s the biggest threat to US businesses right now? Let us tell you – it’s cyber-crime. And you can see what a big threat it is, by understanding the one one one rule. This video explains it. This one thing prevents 99% of hack attempts Hackers are targeting all businesses, all the time. They use clever automated tools to sniff out vulnerabilities. There is good news. One security method has been shown to be 99% effective. Here’s what it is. Millions of smart phones are lost each year Did you know that for every 100 devices your business buys, up to 5 of them will be lost or stolen? And that potentially means criminals accessing your data. Here’s the simple method we recommend for protecting all your devices. Keep a look out for these malware traps We’ve been warning businesses for years that their email is the most likely place for a cyber-criminal to try to break into their IT system. But it’s not the only place. Here are some other malware scams to look out for. Have your emails been compromised? There are lots of different ways to communicate and collaborate. But most businesses still rely heavily on email. And that’s why it’s so popular with hackers. A large majority of cyber-attacks start in your email. Here are some ways to protect your business from your own inbox. Your team are your biggest cyber security threat Through no fault of their own, your team are the weakest link in your business’s data security. Here’s why – and what you can do about it. How strong is your firewall? A firewall is an essential part of your business’s IT defenses. Yet in our experience, most business managers and owners never think about their firewall. Here’s why it’s so important and why you must get an expert to set it up for you. What does a brute force attack mean for your business? Have you heard of a brute force attack? It’s how cyber criminals break into accounts protected by weak passwords. These attacks are usually automated, making them efficient and scarily successful. Our video explains what can happen, and how to defend your business. Is your team hiding security breaches? It’s way too easy to be tricked by an online scam these days. What would happen if a member of your team realized they had accidentally clicked a bad link? Our video explores how the company culture you create affects your data security. Think your business is too small to be hacked? Think again! They don’t always make the news; but cyber-attacks are a huge and ongoing risk for all businesses. Even small businesses are at risk. Because hackers use clever automated tools that hunt out any opportunity for them, anywhere. In our video, we tell you about one of the biggest causes of data security breaches… and how to protect your business. What is spoofed Wi-Fi? Have you heard of spoofed Wi-Fi? If you ever connect to public Wi-Fi in a coffee shop or restaurant, you should be scared of it. Our video tells you what you need to know. Why your business should have a business continuity plan Technology has reached a point where it’s critical to virtually all businesses… but is constantly under attack. How long could your business survive without any internet access, or even your data? A day? A week? Would you still have a business in a month? In our video we explore how easily “business as usual” can be disrupted, and why you need to be fully prepared with a business continuity plan. What’s the biggest cyber security risk? You have lots of responsibilities as the leader of your business. Driving growth is important, as is checking your staff are fulfilled and enjoying their work. Another is making sure the business is protected from predictable threats. Can you hand on heart say your business is protected from the threat of a cyber-attack? Our video explores the biggest cyber security risk to every business. A whaling what…??? Imagine if your staff got an email, they genuinely thought was from you. Asking them to pay an urgent bill for a new supplier they’d not heard of before. Is there any risk they could pay it? Because actually that email wasn’t sent by you. It’s a specific kind of cyber-crime called whaling, where criminals impersonate the boss. Here’s what you need to know about it. Most business owners don’t know how to manage a security attack If you switched on one of your business’s computers today, and saw a red screen saying it had been infected with ransomware… would you know what to do? Many business owners and managers wouldn’t. But the odds of being breached are going up every week. Here’s what we suggest. How to spot the early signs of a data breach (and limit the fallout) A data breach is one of the scariest things that can happen to your business. The financial and reputational impact can be huge. Here’s how to spot the early signs of a breach… and what to do if you suspect a cyber-criminal is in your network. Data breaches will lose you clients If your business is the victim of a cybercrime, it’s not just money and productivity you’ll lose. It’s also reputation and trust. Here’s why. Have you heard about the dark web… and are you scared of it? There’s a place where the worst criminals congregate online. It’s where they sell and buy illegal things. Not just weapons and drugs – but also data stolen from businesses like yours.