Crypto Virus and educating your users

Any cyber attack can have serious implications for your business.

Before you say, that wouldn’t happen to us! Let me explain.

From a simple malware infection to a full blown DDOS attack the results on your business can be devastating.

The newest attack weapon of the digital criminal is crypto virus. If you get it, you had better have some serious protective strategies in place.

Crypto virus can be and is delivered to your business through an email, from an infected web site, from a dropped USB drive or by one of your staff members making a silly little mistake. Any of them can severely damage your organisations ability to make money.

But we have anti virus! We have a firewall!

So does everyone else.

So did most of the victims!

Most of the businesses who have been compromised by crypto virus have some type of protection. They had end point protection, they had firewalls, they had the newest systems and they were prepared because “we put it in 12 months ago”.

What they lack is insight!

What they lack is education.

Removing the lackadaisical attitude of “it wont happen to me” is very important. To do that we all have to learn a new paradigm.

We have to learn three things:

* Trust no one
* Be paranoid
* Be aware.

Managers, board members, owners have a responsibility to their business to protect it the best they can. That in itself is a hard thing to do. What it means is that you have to change the way you think.

If you don’t know the issues you can never implement the right solutions.

Your first step is your own education.

That is where we come in.

Implementing a new paradigm, means we have to learn something new. Learn something about it.

To learn something you have to come and see me. I will show you how the bad guys work.

I will show you how malicious software (virus, worm, Trojan, compromise) attacks your business, removes information and destroys the evidence. I will show you why you need to get educated and from that educate your staff.

This is an important subject.

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