Get your head around Cyber Security – Eastbourne
19th May 2017
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Yesterday was our monthly Marketing Workshop with David at the Best Of Eastbourne where the Best Of members get together to hear certain topics to help our businesses. Yesterday Michael from Southern IT kindly took some time to talk to us all about cyber security, the recent hack and some helpful tips on keeping your business and computers safe. We thought that this was very helpful and important so we want to share it with you.

What you should know about the recent attack

This attack wasn’t actually targeted at the NHS, it was because of the type of Windows that they have been using which was Windows XP. This was Ransomware software, this software puts a ransom on your computer asking for money to be paid and they ‘will’ restore your data back, this recent attack was asking for $300 for each user.

What types of hacks are out there

  • Malware – malicious software
  • Social Engineering – CEO fraud emails, when a fake email is generated with a series of fake emails between a manager or CEO to authorise a bank transfer
  • Vulnerabilities – Operating systems

Southern IT’s Top Tips

  • Computer security is no longer an “add on”
  • Check that your backups are on
  • Restore your backups
  • Run updates continuously
  • Teaching and telling your employees and family members of these kinds of attacks and how to stay safe
  • Remove you administrator credentials – If your account can download/install and delete software, then so can the hacker
  • If you’re unsure speak to an IT company for advice

Read more here 

If you think you need advice then you can contact Southern IT either via thebestof Eastbourne or on their website here.

About the Author

Rhian May

Member since: 26th May 2016

Offering professional & quality service throughout Sussex. We are Approved NICEIC Contractors & Domestic Installers as well as Buy With Confidence Scheme.

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