The 5 Biggest Cyber Security Myths

People are always making incorrect assumptions, and when it comes to Cyber Security, these assumptions can be crucial for businesses.

Here are 5 Cyber Security myths and assumptions that people are getting completely wrong.

1. YOUR data isn’t important to hackers

You might think that you have nothing interesting for hackers to obtain, however, even the smallest pieces of information can be a score to them.

When hackers obtain your information, they will list it up onto the dark web. They can also use your information for imporsonation purposes. This can lead to them convincing colleagues, customer or suppliers to complete their requests, such as sending money.

Take a look at how much your information is potentially worth on the dark web.

 

2. Small Businesses won’t be targetted

If anything, smaller businesses are at a higher risk of experiencing a cyber attack. One main reason for this is because, unlike larger organisations, small businesses tend to spend a lot less on their Cyber Security.

Although the reward won’t be as large for the hackers, it will be a much easier task trying to access their data. This doesn’t mean that the larger companies are safe. Sometimes, the data that has been stolen from the small businesses can assist the hackers to get into the larger ones.

We have a detailed list of reasons why smaller businesses are at a higher risk of cyber attacks, which you can read here.

3. Cyber Security is too expensive

You might think that Cyber Security is expensive as you won’t see an obvious ROI. However, the cost of leaving your business wide open to hackers can be much more catastrophic than if you were to spend a little bit more on your Cyber Security.

According to Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 39% of UK businesses experiences a Cyber Attack, with an average loss of £4200 per attack.

With Reformed IT, a full Cyber Security package to keep your business fully secure costs around £900 per month, however, this also includes a full IT support package that makes your business efficient.

You can learn more about our IT Support Services here.

4. Anti-Virus Software will be secure enough

We hear it too many times. “Our business uses an Anti-virus software, this should keep us secure.”

The truth is, you’ll need much more than just an Anti-virus to make sure you don’t experience a cyber attack.

Although an Anti-virus software can help protect you from malware, it won’t be useful against other cyber crimes such as Phishing scams and identity theft.

we aren’t saying you don’t need an Anti-virus at all, just that you’ll need much more than just that in order to keep your business safe.

5. Your IT Department is responsible for your Cyber Security

This is also a myth, in fact, all employees are responsible for your businesses security.

All employees must be knowledgeable when it comes to Cyber Security. This is why we offer Cyber Security training to all of our clients. According to a study by IBM, 95% of Security breaches are caused by human error, so it’s extremely likely that your employees can cause a security attack.

Never get caught out by a phishing scam again

At Reformed IT, Our clients receieve cyber security training, to make sure they never get caught out by a scam.

Take a look at how Cyber Secuirty training can help your employees.

How Can Reformed IT Support Your Business

There are many reasons that IT support with Reformed IT is a great choice for your business or organisation. If you choose Reformed IT for your IT support, you’ll receive all these benefits including help from members of our experienced team when needed.

Unlimited IT Support

We provide fully inclusive, onsite and remote IT support. In addition to that, it won’t cost you extra for an engineer to attend your site to resolve a technical issue.

Device Status Monitoring

When we take on your IT support, we deploy our monitoring agent onto all devices and servers. This alerts us to any issues which you may be unaware of.

Data Breach Monitoring

There are over 8 billion breached passwords and personal information available on the dark web. There’s a possibility that some of this data relates to your employees. We’ll monitor dark web activity and provide reports of breached passwords.

Cyber Essentials Certification

We ensure every one of our clients achieve their Cyber Essentials certification at no additional cost. We also help them towards Cyber Essentials Plus ensuring that everything is ready for assessment.

Office 365 Monitoring

We monitor your Microsoft 365 tenancy with our 24/7 security operations centre. If there is strange activity we’ll find it immediately  and alert you or resolve the issue straight away. Keeping your business secure.

Anti-Virus Software

Everyone wants to avoid computer viruses. We include anti-virus software as part of our IT support package to keep your devices safe and to save time when it comes to viruses.

Email Security

Over 90% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email. It’s crucial that your business has the best defence against cyber criminals and scams when regarding your mailbox.

Backups for Office 365

We will ensure that all of your emails and files are backed up, at no extra cost. We recognise the importance of backups and disaster recovery so we feel it shouldn’t be an added extra.

Managed Email Signatures

With our included Exclaimer signatures for Office 365 service, you can get more out of your email signatures instead of a simple message with no images.

Cyber Security Training

To keep you even safer from hackers, we provide globally recognised and market leading Cyber security training by KnowBe4. This online training portal will provide your teams with guidance and information to reduce the risk of hackers and scams.

Asset and Warranty Tracking & Reporting

We provide you with a list of your current assets in the business by using our powerful remote management tools. This creates a monthly asset report so you can keep track of your hardware life cycles.

Reformed IT Academy

We’ll provide your business with the best IT training and learning sources. With the Reformed IT Academy, you’ll be able to watch and complete over 700 courses to help grow your knowledge and skills.

Password Manager

Password managers make storing and creating passwords much easier and safer. Keeper password manager also auto-fills passwords making the sign in proccess much quicker.

Our Team

We have over 30 years of combined IT support experience. We like to use analogies and stories to explain technical terms instead of baffling you with science.

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