Since the pandemic began back in March 2020, businesses had to make a quick and unexpected transition to remote working and adapt to the challenges of working from home. This has put many of us in a vulnerable position when it comes to cyber threats, with 57% of IT decision makers that believe employees working from home will put their organisation at risk of a data breach.

You may have already been subject to countless emails disguised as redeliveries from Royal Mail and DPD asking you for your bank details, or even from the NHS inviting you to receive a vaccine for a substantial fee. Receiving or recognising a potential attack can be difficult, with so many of these emails appearing to be genuine with sophisticated wording and branding in their design.

Spam and Phishing emails

We are again seeing a rise in spam and phishing emails reaching mailboxes, in attempts to penetrate business security defences, and, in some cases infect data systems. It is increasingly necessary to raise awareness of adverse cyber-threats that can have a significant impact on the security of your business. If you suspect that your cyber-security has been compromised, don't ignore the signs. The best way forward is to contact your IT department to try to quickly resolve the issue and prepare you for any future threats.

With ever-growing and increasingly sophisticated techniques adopted by organised groups, the risk of being exposed to cyberattacks is more prevalent than ever. 

How can I protect my devices from cyber attacks?

A good cyber resilience framework strengthens the ability of your business to prepare for, respond to, and recover from adverse cyber-attacks.

As part of NetMonkeys on-going commitment to keep clients systems and data protected, we carry out a continual service desk assessment and analysis across all infrastructures we support. As a priority, we focus on highlighting and rectifying the most common vulnerability points your business may face. Here are just a few key areas that your business needs to consider to keep your systems and data protected.

  1. Recommend, implement and ensure the operation of Backup or Disaster Recovery Solutions.

  2. Endpoint Anti-Virus Protection.

  3. E-mail gateway (anti-phishing or SPAM) protection.

  4. Recommend and implement multifactor authentication.

  5. Recommend and implement DNS protection (auto-checking legitimacy of visited websites from business connected PC's).

  6. Constant Research on the landscape and emerging threats.

Where to get help?

The NetMonkeys Team is consistently assessing the threat landscape and we know how important it is to maintain the security of your systems and recommend improvements to help guard against potential threats. If you feel that you are at risk of a cyberattack or just need some help or advice, please feel free to get in touch via our contact form on our website and we will work with you to resolve the issue.