Better Protect Your Business in a “Work from Anywhere” World
Guest Blog from Datto
Now more than ever, we are seeing a huge rise in cyber attacks. With businesses relocating from offices to home, it’s never been more important to make sure every business has the right protection. This month is the European Cyber Security Awareness Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness towards cybercrime, cyber-attacks, and how to better protect and businesses from falling victim to hackers. As cybercriminals continue to prey on businesses, now is the time to get one step ahead.
According to Google, it has been reported that cybercriminals have sent an estimated 18 million hoax emails about COVID-19 to Gmail users every day. The pandemic has led to an explosion of phishing attacks, in which malware enters your machine by means of a phishing email. The email will often include an attachment that will ask you to download, click or follow a link. Once you have downloaded the attachment or clicked the link, ransomware will infect and corrupt your machine. These links or attachments will appear legitimate, so you and your employees might not be aware that they are in fact malicious ransomware strains. Educating your team around the importance of cybersecurity and the risks associated with it will help mitigate these attacks and better protect your business.
The new ‘work from anywhere world’ makes everyone at risk to cyber attacks, especially because threats are harder to track over home networks. The blurred lines between home and work create security nightmares if safety protocols are ignored, or don’t exist. If your employees fall prey to phishing scams while working from home, it can affect your company network by transferring malware and viruses over internet connections. Ultimately one phishing email has the power to cause downtime for your entire business. When your systems don’t work, this can have a direct impact on your employees’ productivity.
Every business has the power to better protect themselves if they ensure they have the right solutions in place to stop these attacks in their tracks. Through partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) such as Intuity you can make sure your business does not fall victim to the next cyberattack.
About Datto: As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions delivered by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide Datto solutions to over one million businesses across the globe. Since its founding in 2007, Datto continues to win awards each year for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com.