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Data Protection Against Cyber-Scams

Data Protection | March 22, 2018

Data protection against cyber-scams can help protect businesses of all shapes and sizes from potential threats. At Express Computers, we offer a wide range of data protection services, including disaster recovery, network security, data and privacy compliance, and security audits, for preventing cyber criminals from gaining access to your important business information.

Tips for Protecting Your Businesses from Cyber Scams

As cyber criminals continue to grow smarter and take advantage of new technology, it is important to remain aware of potential risks that could give criminals access to your business’ IT network. While data protection services are a great way to manage potential risks, there are other precautions that can be taken to help reduce your risk of being hacked.

1. Be Alert

Being alert of the fact that scams exist can go a long way in protecting your business. When dealing with new contacts from people or other businesses, whether it is over the phone, email, social media, or in person, it is important to always approach the situation with caution.

2. Do Not Open Anything Suspicious

Never open suspicious texts, pop-up windows, or click on links or attachments in emails. If you receive an email that you are unsure about, make sure to verify the identity of the contact through an independent source first. If you cannot verify the source, delete the email right away.

4. Do Not Give Remote Access

Do not respond to phone calls about someone asking for remote access to one of your computers, even if they mention a well-known company. Scammers will often ask you to turn on your computer to fix a problem or install an upgrade, which is actually a virus that gives them access to company passwords and personal details.

5. Choose Passwords Carefully

Make sure all employees choose their passwords carefully in order to make them difficult for others to guess. Strong passwords will include a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, symbols, and numbers, and should be updated regularly.

6. Keep IT Systems Updated

Keeping the business’ IT systems updated and regularly patched can help prevent hackers from finding a way in. It is also important to ensure that the company has a strong firewall coupled with software that opposes viruses, spyware, and phishing attacks.

Data Protection Services from Express Computers

At Express Computers, we specialize in securing network infrastructures by implementing security policies, network software, and hardware. All of our data protection services are designed to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to your company’s sensitive information.

If you would like to learn more about data protection against cyber scams, or if you are interested in one of our services (data protection, IT services, or software development), please contact the IT experts from Express Computers at 604-888-7904 or request a consultation by filling out a contact from on our website.