Cyber Attacks – Prevention is better than a Cure!

Jane Carson

Marketing Manager

The recent cyber-attack on the NHS was a wake-up call for all of us. The most high-profile attack of recent times was the 2014 ‘nation on nation’ retaliation against North Korea following their alleged attack on Sony Pictures in regards to the controversial release of their comic movie ‘The Interview’. However, there has been a growing volume of individuals attacking corporates with massive business disruption and public relationship consequences for companies such as JP Morgan, Subway, Visa and MasterCard. The NHS was part of a global attack which affected over 220 organisations however the trend is clear, attack volume is growing, and the size of the companies affected as a result is becoming smaller. It is not only the large organisations who need to plan for this. Without reaching for the Bitcoin solution, has your organisation got the resources to counter it?

Prevention is the not only better than a cure; it is considerably cheaper and far less disruptive to business reputation. Taking steps now will ease your mind and most importantly your client’s data.

Tech users have been advised to “be vigilant in relation to email and not open any links or downloading attachments in emails from unfamiliar or possibly suspicious sources” For business owners and employees, this is extremely worrying, with over 188,000,000,000 emails sent a day, we’re extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks and ransomware. So, what can you do in this time of uncertainty? Well firstly, you can look at the way you communicate with your work colleagues and clients. The way you share your information, data, and files. Is it secure enough?

Migrating your teams business communication from open, unencrypted platforms such as email and onto secure, invitation-only communication platforms can help reduce your exposure to the No. 1 source of a cyber-attack. That way they only work with consistent, invited and encrypted communication rather than via a medium wherein 2016, 57% of global email was unwanted spam!

At Crugo, it’s our responsibility to keep your data secure and protected against unauthorised access. All communication within your Crugo network and any clients accessing Crugo are done through a secure 256 bit SSL encrypted connection with certified SHA-2 certificates.

When downloading content on Crugo, all your files are streamed from our cloud storage provider through our private cloud which authenticates each Crugo users request, and then the stream is passed to the user ONLY if they have the correct authentication level. Your files are securely kept and will not be visible to anyone outside your Crugo network.

If you want to learn more about your business’s security, don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be more than happy to help out and advise on how you can improve your online security.

Thanks for reading.