SME: PROTECT AGAINST
Cyber threats facing businesses are numerous and unpredictable.
To avoid most of the disruptions caused by these threats, actions
can be taken, starting with making decision-makers aware of cyber
Ransomware, infected websites, trojans, adware, fraudulent e-mails,
and spam: the list of threats that can affect the corporate network is
long. Some are not directly dangerous but pollute the daily work,
others can lead to a significant loss of turnover and data.
The principle, unfortunately too well-established of the attacks, is
that they can strike at any time (except when a competitor directs
an attack against you), and that it is impossible to know where they
will strike. It is therefore very difficult to anticipate an attack. But
it is possible to protect yourself. Thanks to threat prevention and
neutralization tools, backup tools, but also by raising awareness
among company employees. The "human factor" remains one of the
primary causes of infection in companies.
Did you know that some attacks target accounting functions in
particular? Have you ever heard of the "Presidential Scam "? Have
you implemented a security policy within your SME?
Decision-makers: realizing the problem is already half the way
The greater the security knowledge of business leaders, the less
chance cybercriminals have to achieve their ends. Some simple
actions can be implemented.
Install an antivirus on all workstations and on the server(s).
This is obviously the basis of protection. Antivirus remains the
only software totally dedicated to protection and today, antiviruses
use advanced technologies for prevention (behavioral analysis,
analysis of processes running on the PC, etc.) and data restoration.
Update the software on the workstations. This is essential
because updates often correct security flaws or vulnerabilities. The
easiest way is to allow automatic updates.
Use backup tools and ensure that they are well connected to the
company network and active (