Cyber Security | Protect your Business from the Inside Out

The Covid-19 global pandemic has created an environment for cyber-criminals to thrive and take advantage of hard-to-secure opportunities. 

Over the past several months, RCT clients are on the search for multilayered protection solutions for their data, client information and networks.

It’s no longer an optional provision, it’s a necessary precaution

Why the Rise in Cyber Attacks? 

Remote Working

Remote working is a reality for many organizations in Saskatchewan. It’s more frequently becoming a preferred choice as well as an operational solution to physical distancing protocols.

However, working from home can leave workers more vulnerable to attack, as home Wi-Fi networks are generally less secure than corporate networks. 

Plus remote workers are commonly removed from the security of the company firewall and nearby technical support and they’re also more anxious and willing to believe in fraudulent claims that come in the form of an email or social media message. 

Covid-19 Related Malware & Ransomware

Not only do businesses face increased risk posed by the pandemic, they are simultaneously facing the increased risk of more cyber attacks that also take advantage of that pandemic. 

Hackers are taking advantage of Covid-19 with pandemic themed malicious emails, attachments and website links. Examples of these attacks include:

  • Info on vaccines or offers on PPE and hand sanitizer
  • Free downloads on tech solutions like video conferencing apps
  • Funding scams providing relief to those affected financially
  • Some phishing attempts go as far as launching fake Covid-19 contact tracing apps and alerts. 

What you need to know as an organization:

  1. Ransomware isn’t going anywhere 
  2. Remote workers need additional protection
  3. Your client’s data and your company files are at risk without appropriate security and backups in place
  4. Security fatigue is common practice and on the rise

What is the solution?

  • Practice due diligence when it comes to protection, backups and security
  • Inquire with Rivercity Tech about creating a complimentary Disaster Recovery Plan for your organization 

(Source: CIRA)

Krista Nakonechny

Jeff Shirley

Founder & CEO
Jeff brings over 27 years of experience to the table, along with numerous awards, certifications, and real-world implementations.  His database solutions are currently running in industries including government, mining, agriculture, finance, education, science, research, non-profits, and healthcare businesses around North America and serve thousands of users day to day.  Jeff is a five-time MVP Award recipient for Microsoft Access, acknowledging contributions to community projects, evangelism, and educational outreach on Microsoft technologies.  Today there are less than 50 Access MVP’s worldwide. While Jeff focuses day to day on business management, IoT development, IT integrations and design, database architecture or other typical complex tasks, he also is a co-owner of Blue Heron Gardens, a commercial apiary running over 200 beehives.  Fresh honey is a small perk for many of our clients!

Mitch Redekopp

Partner
Mitch works with our clients day to day ensuring web development and IT projects are done to exceed customer expectations.  His background includes formal training in IT, Microsoft and CompTIA certifications, real-world business experience, and a true dedication to ensuring clients receive timely and professional support on their projects with Rivercity Technology Services.  Given the most difficult requests for IT solutions, Mitchell can assist our clients in finding a path to the best options which deliver results for our clients.  Mitchell is an avid soccer player and Manchester City fan, be sure to talk soccer with him when you can.