We have a Firewall and antivirus so we are safe. We’re covered.
I often hear this response. And to be fair, this is a good start.
In fact, we had a similar line of thinking before we were brought in to diagnose what had happened to a company who was hit by a serious virus a few years back.
The internal IT person had setup a reliable system and was using business grade protection. However, the company was hit hard by a virus. The virus came from a USB stick, bought in by an employee. When inserted into their workstation the antivirus protection software cut in and detected the virus, as it’s meant to. The employee acted quickly, pulled the network cable from the workstation so the virus would not spread. As they learnt in training. However, the virus did make its way to the company servers causing the significant disruption.
So, what happened?
When the workstation was unplugged from the network it automatically switched over onto the companies WiFi access point. The WiFi was not on a separate network thus the virus reached the servers locking critical files.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Speed of response in a cyber-attack is critical often making the difference from bad to worst. If only the antivirus could have alerted the WiFi access point and Firewall the virus could have been captured and contained. This is an example why we now recommend you synchronise your security and set up breaks within your network.
The bad actors are constantly working on new ways to attack you. So, you have to make sure to PROTECT yourself and your business. See how we can help at techprecision.com.au
Managing Director - Tech Precision Pty Ltd
After 25+ years of success working in small and medium-sized companies I found myself looking for the next step in my career; and decided to venture out on my own. I wanted to combine my passion for helping others succeed and prosper, while at the same time build my own company that provides opportunities and rewards for a like-minded team to grow and develop.
I acquired TP in 2017 and I’m proud to say we have evolved into a highly respected Managed Service business remaining relevant to today’s needs. Providing the right technology, systems and support to our clients certainly empowers them with the tools to help achieve their goals – however technology is consistently evolving and often a little confusing to understand if you’re not technically minded. In my opinion the quality of technical service a company provides is just as important as the business relationship, trust and communication between business partners - this is what really feeds my passion. I take as much satisfaction in focusing on TP’s strategic direction and growth as I do supporting and helping our clients achieve their business goals.