Microsoft’s Windows is becoming a top target for cybercriminals due to its enormous workplace domination. They want to access your information, interfere with your business, or demand ransom for your data.
This year saw the discovery of tens of millions of attempted malware attacks, 95% of which were directed towards Windows.
The great majority of attacks fail, but those that do may wreck havoc on the firms they target. Therefore, you must make sure that you are doing all reasonable safety measures to protect both your company and your data.
- Hardware and software companies issue regular updates to address threats to Windows users, as well as security patches designed to address new risks. All of these should be installed as soon as they are available.
- Your people should be regularly trained in how to spot cyber security threats and what to do if they suspect one.
- It’s also critical to have a strong resilience plan in place because it’s impossible to protect every business from 100% of all threats.
This should detail exactly how your business should react if it falls victim to a cyber attack and who should be notified to take action. Everyone in the company should have access to this document and be aware that reporting any potential attack as soon as possible is the best way to mitigate its impact.
If you have an IT service provider, they’ll be able to make the best recommendations to keep your business safe and secure, train your people, and even provide monitoring to spot any potential danger before it becomes a problem.
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