Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These attacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.

The threat is real, be it a home, small or large business, the threat of cybersecurity is real. Be it Malware, Viruses, Data Breaches, DoS (Denial Of Service) and Phishing. Home users are just as vulnerable as businesses to malicious cyber activity, but are less likely to put basic security measures in place to protect their information. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.

With more devices connected to the internet, security is something users and some manufacturers take lightly. Many IoT (internet of things) devices have poor security. No patches or updates are ever released for these devices, so vulnerabilities are never fixed.

Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices no longer represent a niche market; rather they’ve become a mainstream part of our lives both inside and outside the workplace. Cyber attacks are not all the same, so there is no all-in-one solution for this problem.

We use good quality products in our installations. Products that receive regular security updates and patches. A lot of small businesses do not have decent antivirus software, problems such as malware cripple the business, slowing down computers and sometimes sensitive information getting lost. Our routers have built in firewalls. Traffic can be limited, certain sites blocked and certain traffic filtered.

Wi-Fi security is crucial. With Lan devices a device physically has to be connected to a network, an attacker would have to have physical access to your network. Wireless does not share this. We insure all our wireless installations are secure and our products receive updates to keep up with security . 

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