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Windows Is a Number One Target for Cybercriminals

With such big popularity in the workplace, Microsoft's Windows has become a big target for cybercriminals. They want to access your information, disrupt your business, or hold your data ransom and with millions of businesses using Windows, it makes it an easy target. Tens of millions of attempted malware attacks were discovered throughout this year, and a massive 95% of those threats were targeted at Windows.

Although most of those attacks were unsuccessful, those that do succeed create chaos for businesses. As a business owner, you need to be making sure that your business is taking ALL the necessary measures to protect from an attack. Some of those measures include the following:

· Make sure you do updates! Hardware and software companies routinely release updates to address threats to Windows users, as well as security patches designed specifically to deal with new risks. These should all be installed as soon as they become available.

· Train your team! Your staff should have regular training, so they know how to spot cyber security threats and what to do if they suspect one. They are your best line of defence against attacks.

· Plan in case of an attack! As it’s not possible to protect every business from 100% of all threats, it’s also important that you have a strong resilience plan in place in the event of a cyber attack.

This plan should detail exactly how your business should react if it falls victim to a cyber attack, including who would be notified to act. This plan should be accessible to everyone in the company as it's the best way to lessen the impact of the attack.

If you have an IT service provider, they’ll be able to make the best recommendations to keep your business safe and secure, train your people, and even provide monitoring to spot any potential danger before it becomes a problem.

This is what we do best, so if we can help your business become more resilient, contact us!

Until next time, keep fit and have fun!

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Windows is the number one target for cybercriminals and yada yada yada is your business protected?

Mitch Redekopp
Article Written by Mitch Redekopp

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