With the recent spate of hacks affecting businesses across the globe, most notably a number of NHS trusts, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre has offered advice on how to protect your business against this.  Simple steps such as updating your operating system software and making sure your anti-virus is up to date are great places to start.

Other things to monitor are back-ups of all your data so if your data IS encrypted, you have another copy elsewhere which can be restored.  These backups can be on-site, or cloud-based solutions and your IT company can offer advice on the best solution for your business.

Although the hackers quite often use email and 'social engineering' to access your networks, one area often overlooked is ensuring that the hackers can't gain access to your network simply by dialling in through your broadband!  Just as a burglar would have a tough time if you had a secure front door, there are solutions you can implement which will stop them gaining access to your network in the first place.  

Our managed firewall solutions can help to protect against the hackers gaining access to your network be it in the office, at home, or on the road.  As more and more businesses are moving to a BYOD (bring your own device) model, our firewall solutions come with mobile device management solutions that allow you to protect not only your internal network, but also the mobiles you hand out to staff members, wherever they go!  The below image shows just some of the features which can be controlled and monitored.

So when you lock the door at the office or your home tonight, consider how secure the door is on your network, and should you double-check it?