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How to Keep Your Business Cyber Safe This Festive Season

As your business winds down for the festive season, you need your cybersecurity to be stronger than ever.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but as your business winds down for the festive season, you need your cybersecurity to be stronger than ever. Your employees might be looking forward to a well-earned break, but hackers certainly aren’t. In fact, this is their busiest time of year. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to protect your company against attacks. Here’s how to keep your business safe so that you can enjoy Christmas to the fullest.

Backups

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Data backups are one of the most important ways of protecting your business against a cyberattack, or even physical damage such as fires or flooding. It’s absolutely essential that you backup everything before closing for the holidays. If disaster strikes, data backups can save your business from collapse.

At Aspect IT, we offer two types of data backup:

  • Server Imaging, which backs up your applications and operating system in addition to your files. Should anything happen to your business server, this solution can have you up and running again in as little as fifteen minutes.
  • Our Online Backup Service which allows you to schedule regular automated backups and recover your data anytime, anywhere!

Can the Spam

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The festive season brings a flurry of emails with it and let’s be honest, most of us don’t keep on top of our inbox during time off. This provides fraudsters with the perfect opportunity to sneak their phishing emails, spam and spyware into your inbox. As well as presenting a security risk, spam emails are also a huge waste of time and money.

The best way to protect your business against data theft and hacking via emails is to use an email filtering service. At Aspect IT, we can help you filter out up to 98% of spam emails to ensure your business stays safe this festive season.

Work from Home Securely

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There has been a huge increase in working from home in 2020 and that tends to increase over the holidays – even during a “normal” year! If you haven’t already, now’s the time to ensure that all of your employees are following the best cyber security practices when they work from home. This includes simple steps such as:

  • Changing their WiFi network name and password regularly.
  • Setting up a VPN to provide extra protection.
  • Not using public WiFi networks, as this leaves your data more vulnerable to hackers.
  • Changing login passwords regularly.

IT Consultancy

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Different types of business have their own “weak spots” when it comes to cybersecurity. If you’re concerned about cybersecurity over the festive season, we recommend our IT Consultancy service to help you identify which areas are in need of improvement. We can offer you invaluable advice and help devise a scalable and cost-effective solution for your business.

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