October is Cyber Security Month so it’s important that we’re all aware of how serious of a threat online hacks are for our businesses and our personal and financial lives.
Cyber security protection is essential for not only our businesses, but our bank accounts, social media accounts, and just about any other documented piece of personal information. We should know to contact IT network consultants who can offer network consulting services and security protection.
IT network consultants can assist your business in many ways, but two are more important than the rest when it comes to securing your important information.
Back up Disaster and Recovery
The absolute worst-case scenario when it comes to data breaches is the complete and total loss of information. For some businesses, losing important information could be absolutely ruining for the entire company. Some losses are just too difficult to come back from. That’s why it’s essential to work with IT network consultants and have a secure way of storing all your important files and having two, three, even four backup plans in case your files do, in fact, get deleted.
Aside from properly storing, backing up, and recovering important financial and other files, the most important job of network services would be to have a strong defense against hackers.
It’s more obvious than ever that hackers today have access to some of the most high tech hacking devices the world has ever seen. Even in this 2016 election ? if we can call it that ? we have seen a few high profile international hacks that are a direct affect on national security. These high profile hacks are extremely serious, but for every major hack like that there are hundreds more private hacks that are affecting millions of Americans.
The U.S. has been affected by hacks on a national and international scale, but hackers are not discriminating. Chinese hackers are hacking the Chinese and Russian hackers are hacking just about anything they can.
“We?re seeing a massive increase in attacks on Russia,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of Crowdsrike, a cyber security firm that tracks online hacks. “They?ve stolen everything that Russia has in the defense space.”