Malware protection for your business
In accordance with the National Cyber Security Centre, here are 5 ways you can protect your organisation from malware.
Malware is malicious software or web content that can infect your IT system and devices.
Here, we’re sharing 5 are easy-to-implement things that you can do to protect your organisation.
They’re simple to do and could help prevent malware from infiltrating your network and causing damage.
1. Antivirus software – without a doubt an absolute must is to install antivirus software and ensure it’s switched on and in operation. There are many reputable antivirus software packages that you could potentially choose from. Do your research and check independent reviews.
2. Staff training – If your employees are aware of what to look out for when it comes to phishing emails, your network will be a safer place. It is human error that is often the biggest cause of malicious software infiltration. Staff need to be wary of clicking on anything they’re not sure of and only downloading apps from approved stores.
3. Keeping up to date – software and firmware added onto IT equipment such as laptops, PCs, tablets and smartphones needs to be kept updated. You can’t just assume that once it’s added, that’s it. The latest versions often have improvements in terms of malware detection, so you need to make sure you update when asked to do so.
4. Data sharing via USB – open use of USB drives and memory cards means it can be difficult to keep track of who’s using them, where they’ve been and what they contain. This leaves you potentially open to a data breach. To help combat this, limit who can use certain drives and cards. Use antivirus tools to help protect those ports that are being used frequently.
5. Use a firewall – Get your IT support to set this up for you. Firewalls can be a crucial barrier between your organisation and any threats, flagging them up before they can cause any damage, highlighting where your weak areas might be. They’re an invaluable tool in your cyber security arsenal.
I need help with Malware Protection
We strongly recommend a cyber security health check of your IT network and devices. Ask your IT supplier to do this for you.