Preceding Coronavirus by a number of years was the Wannacry virus of 2017. You may recall that was the computer virus that brought the NHS’ systems to a standstill.
That caught a lot of attention – if the NHS and the resources they have can’t stop these viruses, how can SMEs be expected to do so?
Sadly, there’s no magic bullet, no 100% solution to prevent viruses, mainly because people are involved. It’s not a computer that types it’s password into an email when prompted, or that clicks on a web link that suddenly appears in their Inbox. No, that’s us humans that do that.
So user training is a vital part of this, and at Control and Shift we actively remind our clients and their users to check with us as their IT team first before opening any such suspicious links.
We can still mitigate this with IT solutions, and in line with that our clients enjoy software protection against viruses and ransomware and monitored backups of their data to ensure whatever happens to their current files we have a recovery plan.
If you'd like to discuss that level of protection, please contact Control and Shift at email@example.com or drop us a line on 0333 344 8443.
You might also like to read our previous article on How the cloud is keeping businesses connected in 2020, 28 August 2020