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Cyber Security Essentials

Posted by Mark Nash on Oct 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Continuing the discussion on cyber security during this year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we will be talking about the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) list of cyber security essentials.

There are three specific actions that CISA recommends all people take. 

1. Backup your data

First of these actions is to make and keep regular backups of your data. In the unfortunate event of a device malfunction or if a malware attack renders your data inaccessible, having backups can change the scenario from disastrous to inconvenient. You can read more about backups here.

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Topics: Network Risk Assessment, Internet Safety, Backups, NCSAM, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication

Inside Secure-IT: Backups and Recovery

Posted by Mark Nash on Nov 16, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Welcome to the Inside Secure-IT series of articles. Inspired by a post done by the US-CERT at the beginning of October describing the threat posed to MSP’s by hackers and other ne'er-do-wells. Our response, a comprehensive series of posts that takes a look at what we do at Lighthouse IT to keep your company data secure both on and offsite.

Backups have never been more important

In this day and age, it is easier than ever to store a large amount of data. Computers provide a compact manageable way to keep all your photos, recipes, reports and more. However just as easily as you could misplace an important paper, computers are susceptible to data loss as well. From accidental deletion, malware or hardware failure, there are numerous ways in which your data could be lost. Just because your data is gone from your computer does not mean that it must be gone forever though.

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Topics: IT services, Managed Service Provider, Backups, IT Fights Back, Inside Secure-IT