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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline - Cyber Security

This is a matter of concern for all companies; not only for their own data and intellectual property, but also for the data a company keeps in relation to its clients, which is protected by law.

Every company must take reasonable steps to protect it and its clients.

I offer a comprehensive assessment of a company’s cyber security status as well as a report of recommendations for improvements based on vulnerabilities.

Furthermore, I can assist with implementation and roll out of recommendations as well as provide assistance with upgrades of software and technologies. I can also help with training of company staff on all the new changes.

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What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is the measure of precautions taken to prevent networks, computers, programs and data from being attacked or gaining unauthorized access, which ultimately leads to damage in one way or another.

There are several ways in which to achieve cyber security, and it should be noted that proper cyber security is a continued process. It is not a once off procedure that single handedly secures your entire network, computer system or data.

In fact, security experts say that the speed with which hackers are able to hack and do damage are ever increasing and it is hard to keep up. It is important to remember that nothing is 100% protected. Everything, which is relevant to the Internet, can be hacked.

The best way to implement adequate cyber security is to, first and foremost, get educated.

Here are some cyber security tips:

  • Ensure you have access control to all your systems, software and hardware.
  • Find a reliable security program that guards against network access as well as guard your vulnerabilities.
  • Practice good password management.
    1. Use more than 8 characters.
    2. Use a complicated mix of characters.
    3. Consider changing your passwords occasionally.
    4. Don’t use the same password for multiple sites.
    5. Don’t share your password with anyone.
    6. Don’t write your password down where it can be found or easily seen.
  • Ensure that your devices are locked while you are away from it.
  • Click control.
    Don’t click on suspicious links or adverts on the internet or in emails.
  • Careful browsing.
    Banking or shopping should only be done on a device that belongs to you and from a network that you trust. Using coffee shop WIFI or public computers may open doors in which your information can be copied.
  • Back up your data frequently and make sure that your anti-virus software is reliable and up to date.
  • Be aware of what you plug into your devices. Infected flash drives, external hard drives as well as smartphones can spread malware.
  • Be careful of what you share and who you befriend online.
  • When asked for sensitive information, it is wise to ask for credentials directly from the company first as well as verify that the company is legitimate.
  • Monitor your accounts and online activity for any suspicious behavior.

For assistance with cyber security, consult our agency. We can advise on safety practices.

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