According to the World Economic Forum Business Email Compromise (BEC) or CEO Email Fraud cost organisations over $3.01 billion in 2015 and 2016. These are staggering figures that cost organisations of all sizes enormous amounts of money in direct costs, lost revenue, lost goodwill with customers, and damage to their corporate reputation.
5 Ways to Protect Against the Very Real Threat of Ransomware: 1. Back up your data; The single biggest thing that will defeat ransomware is having a regularly updated backup. If you are attacked with ransomware you may lose that document you started earlier this morning, but if you can restore your system to an earlier snapshot or clean up your machine and restore your other lost documents from backup, you can rest easy.
I’ve recently heard from a customer their experience associated with a key staff member moving on and taking highly valuable, extremely sensitive business critical data with them, unauthorised. Naturally, we all want to trust our staff and would never expect this to happen, but reality and experience says that it unfortunately does.
How often do you backup your business critical data? I would hazard to guess that the answer to that question from most organisations is once daily, normally after business hours. There is nothing unusual about that, it is an fairly common and acceptable methodology now days.
Like any industry vertical, we all have our challenges. I read with great interest over the weekend a Blog recently published by “Secure Edge Networks” about the 7 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends and Challenges, and their effect on educational facilitators and underlying supporting facilities.