2020 is being called the year of the ‘unknown threat’ in infrastructure security circles.

The corona virus pandemic has created the opportunity for hackers and fraudsters the world over to attack unsuspecting people in so many ways.

Lytham based IT Support  company AC 24/7 recommend the following:

  • A review of your infrastructure security to make sure you have protection against unknown threats;  it is an alarming fact that most of the products available only protect against known threats and every second somewhere in the world 4 new viruses are launched.
  • your outbound email server is correctly configured to make it much harder for others to ‘impersonate’ your emails or edit them for fraudulent activities.
  • you have strong inbound email protection against ‘hostile’ emails.
  • You have a password management tool to help you (and your family) have and manage unique and secure passwords for all your different online accounts, both business and personal.

We can help you with all of this.

Also, you might consider Dark Web monitoring, this is checking what personal information of yours has been obtained and posted on the Dark Web for sale. This could be anything a company that suffered breach held on you. So, it could be your name, address, email addresses, associated passwords, date of birth, bank details, credit card numbers, mobile and home phone numbers – in fact, a whole range of information that confirms your identity.

WHAT IS THE DARK WEB?

Like the ‘regular’ internet, the ‘Dark Web’ is a collection of websites. The difference is the Dark Web is an encrypted network. This ensures the sites it hosts can’t be found by the casual observer using standard search engines such as Google or Bing or using traditional browsers such as Chrome and Safari. Websites on the Dark Web are encrypted specifically so their location, owners and activity can remain hidden. Anyone can access websites on the Dark Web as long as they’re using the right tool. Many of these along with instructions on how to use them, can be found with the help of YouTube. Before however, you go in search, we strongly advise you to leave it alone. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could upset a lot of unscrupulous people. For those with darker or criminal intent, the Dark Web is full of possibilities.

The dark web monitoring service covers both your work emails and personal emails and all the email addresses for your family.  Call today on 01253 531347 for a free audit or email info@ac247.co.uk

 

From Lytham St Annes IT Support Company AC247:

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