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Have you considered moving your business data and applications over to a cloud-based solution? The thought can be a little overwhelming since is can sound very complex.

The reality is, there is a lot that can go wrong – increased downtime, data loss, things not working as they should – but when done correctly, the benefits are countless. You will see big cost savings, increased security, and better scalability, just to name a few. And of course, access to extra features is a plus.

If you’re wondering if a cloud-based solution may be the right fit for you, download our FREE guide here: YOUR ESSENTIAL CLOUD MIGRATION STRATEGY CHECKLIST
If you’re interested in finding out more about cloud migration, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

While the cyber security of your business should always be a high priority, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that businesses may be at an increased risk of cyber-attack.

Although there is no direct threat at present, the West is placing a range of sanctions on Russia. There could be retaliation and Russia has used cyber-attacks in the past.

But what does this mean for your business?

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a ‘shields up’ warning to businesses and says they must be prepared to defend against cyber-attacks originating from Russia.

Businesses of all sizes will be at risk as the aim will be to cause as much disruption as possible.

This means that you can’t afford to slack off on your usual cyber security measures. If there’s something you’ve been meaning to get around to doing, now is the time.

The first thing you need to make sure you have in place is a working backup. Should you be hit by a cyber-attack, such as a ransomware attack, you will still be able to access all of your data and documents.

Ensure that all your applications, systems and devices are running the latest updates, and that any relevant patches are in place. You should also make sure best practice is being followed when it comes to password hygiene.

Make use of password managers to ensure your whole team uses unique passwords that are less susceptible to brute force attacks. You should also strongly consider using multi-factor authentication (where you get a login code on another device) across your applications for a higher level of security.

Check that your incident response and recovery plan is up-to-date and that everyone is aware of the steps they should take if they suspect a security breach. Your people need to know who to report a possible breach to, and who is responsible for protecting the business.

You may also want to consider company-wide cyber security training – and this really does mean everyone from the most senior employee to the most junior. This will help to make everyone aware of the most common threats, and teach them how to spot scams and phishing emails.

Finally, if you’re unsure that you have the right protections in place, speak to an expert who can help put your mind at ease and make sure your business is as protected as possible.

We’re here to help. If you have any concerns that your cyber security has fallen behind, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

 

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

Be Prepared: Sooner or Later Your Business WILL Be Attacked

Ransomware is the scariest data security threat that businesses have ever faced.

Imagine you employees arriving at work one morning, and the first thing they see is a bright red computer screen saying that all your data is gone unless you pay a huge ransom. That is a terrifying thought!

The best way to protect yourself is to understand the risks and prepare your business. Our newest guide answers all your questions about ransomware and provides 5 steps you should be taking to improve your business’s ransomware resilience. Download it here: 5 Steps to Improve Your Ransomware Resilience

Want advice on how to keep your business safe? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

Did you get a much-needed break over the holidays? Even just a couple days off at the end of the year can give you that clear mind needed to jump start your business for 2022.

We like to call this “January Refresh & Refocus”. During this time, we encourage you to take a look at two areas of technology that will make the biggest difference in your business during 2022… Defend and Invest.

Defend is all about protecting your business. Cyber-crime is predicted to rise to an all-time high once again this year. Your business MUST be protected.

Invest is all about making sure your business is not being held back by your technology. When technology is used correctly, it can and should be the driving force behind your business.

We have created this free guide to help you plan for these two areas in 2022. Click here to download it: Guide – Defend & Invest

Want help putting together your 2022 technology strategy? Book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us at www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

First of all, do you know what the cloud is? Many businesses are embracing it, but not a lot of people actually understand it. Our new video outlines what it is and how it benefits businesses. Check it out here:

If you’re interested in finding out what it would take to move your business to the cloud, book a 15 minute, no obligation call with us here: https://www.durham-it.ca/book-a-call/.

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

It is a scary thought, but unfortunately, it does happen.

Let’s say there is a fire… no one was hurt but between the flames, the smoke and the water that was used to put it out, the damage to your office is pretty significant.

Now for the big question… what have you lost? Your computers are ruined but what about the data that was on them? Was the data protected and backed up as much as it could be? Are you triple sure of that?

We have created a brand-new guide that will help you prioritize what you need to do to protect yourself from any disaster. Click here to download your FREE copy: Office Fire Guide!

Cyber Crime Guide for Business Owners

A simple guide for business owners to plan and protect your business from Cyber-Crime

Two years ago, two thirds of all businesses reported some type of incident relating to cyber-crime.

Business security is your responsibility as a business owner, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Fact: Your business needs to be as prepared as it can be against the threat of cyber-crime. You are at risk whether you think so or not.

Read our brand new guide now. And you’ll see our recommended 5 step plan to prepare for an attack, and protect your business.

Cyber Crime Guide for Business Owners

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