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Are Russia and the West heading for a cyber-war?

The cyber-space is increasingly becoming a central point for growing tensions between Russia and the West.

Whilst talk around a cyber-war currently remains hypothetical, Britains National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is on high alert for possible Russian activities and has devoted more people and resources to monitoring and investigating.

Some potential attacks could include attempts to take down parts of the electricity grid, however, there’s currently been no signs of a significant cyber-attack or change in behaviour from Russia, but officials are almost always seeing Russian activity. Russia has also been accused of launching attacks against Ukraine, which spilled over into companies that do business there.

The problem with cyber-attacks is that they are much harder to trace and are partially deniable, meaning that although Britain and the US are carrying out the same activities in Russia, no-one is sure whether this creates a deterrent.

With technology advancing, so are cyber threats and it’s more important than ever to make sure your business has all the appropriate measures in place.

 

Cyber Security

Online crime is continually increasing, with hackers focusing on stealing sensitive business and consumer data. As well as the number of attacks growing, they’re becoming more sophisticated as cyber criminals try to stay one step ahead. With this in mind, it has now become crucial for businesses to have a robust cyber security solution in place, or you will remain susceptible to attacks.

 

Some of our cyber security tips include:

  • Always be careful when it comes to email. Do not click on any links or download attachments if it looks suspicious or you don’t recognise the sender.
  • Make sure all staff are educated on cyber security.
  • Have antivirus, anti-malware, and firewalls installed.
  • Regularly back up your data (preferably to the cloud)
  • Make sure you create strong passwords, make different one’s for all your accounts, and update them fairly regularly (particularly for accounts with personal information, bank details etc.)
  • If you don’t have an in-house IT manager/team then it’s worth investing in an IT support company who can help protect your business.

 

We provide a range of cyber security solutions including but not limited to:

Managed security services, firewall services, incident response, penetration testing, secure systems engineering, system test and evaluations, risk and vulnerability assessments, security improvements plans, compliance checks, insider threat analysis and security audits.

As well as our vast experience, you can also gain confidence from knowing we hold ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and Cyber Essentials accreditations.

Find out more here!  

 

If you are in any doubt or have any concerns about your cyber security measures you can contact Xuper on 01332 362 481 or hello@xuper.co.uk

 

Research for this article came from: BBC, news article, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43788114 – 17/04/2018