Are you a potential target of a cyber attack?

Jane Carson

Marketing Manager

Cyber crime is now becoming the “norm”. It’s affecting and changing the way we do business and the way consumers are behaving online.

Cyber Crime Costs Projected To Reach $2 Trillion by 2019″ it’s becoming an epidemic and a costly one.

Today hackers move fast, and their attacks escalate and affect more than just one person at a time. Whether you’re a business or someone that just shops online they are out to test your weaknesses and see where companies are vulnerable. Here are a few factors to think about when protecting yourself and how to offset a possible cyber attack.

So let’s break it down. We can divide Cyber crime into two categories.

  1. Crimes that target computers with viruses, attacks and malware.
  2. Online crime that uses devices or networks to perform fraud and identity theft through cyber bullying, cyber stalking and cyber warfare.

From 2013 to 2015 the cyber crime costs quadrupled, and it looks like there will be another quadrupling from 2015 to 2019.

With these costs increasing rapidly and with no sign of stopping, what can you and your business do to reduce the chances of cyber crime?

Are you a sales company and deal with a lot of credit cards and data? With data breaches increasing and credit card fraud also on the rise, it’s important you have updated SSL certificates and strong HTTPS encryption, this makes it very hard for hackers to access data. Take a look at crugo’s network infrastructure and security.
All communication between the Crugo network and a client is done through a secure 256 bit SSL encrypted connection with certified SHA-2 certificates.

Let’s take a look at ransomware. One of the first things that should be taken into consideration is educating employees about suspicious emails and advise them about clicking on links that just don’t seem right. If an employee suspects their devices have been infected, they will need to disconnect all devices, preventing the threat from spreading. One solution would be to change email for a real-time chat based system as your messages and communication threads will come from a verified user.
It’s vital you undergo regular data backups.
Here at  Crugo all our files are streamed through our servers, which authenticate each users’ request and only then if they have the correct authentication level can they access the file. Meaning all files are kept securely and will not be visible to anyone outside the Crugo network, even if a direct link is shared.

Cookie consent is also an important factor to take into account. Any company outside the EU that targets countries within the EU must follow the guidelines and privacy legislation. You must be informed of what information sites are tracking. Where is your data being stored? Crugo is a UK based business, and our platform is hosted entirely within the UK on our own servers, making it compliant with GDPR legislation and UK Data Protection Laws.

It goes without saying the more devices and accounts you have connected at your workplace or for personal use, the more likely they are open to being hijacked and effect your computer systems. Take a look at Crugo, our mission is simple, to increase productivity by streamlining business communications and organising your team more efficiently through one simple and secure platform.

Thanks for reading.