Step 4 - Covering Tracks
The online world can be a dangerous place. Last year a frightening 70% of UK businesses were hacked. What’s more, the worst of these breaches cost large organisations an average of £650,000 and small businesses £50,000.*
Why should someone want to hack YOU?
Your computer communicates with the outside world through one of 131,000 open doors or ‘ports’. Hackers randomly scour the Internet for unprotected ports using automatic programs that allow them to relay emails, spam potential customers, or even store unlawful images or pornography…
…And the consequences of this have included bankruptcy, identity theft, loss of reputation, loss of business and even imprisonment! Don’t be another victim.
How can I protect myself?
Fields remotely scans your systems for all known vulnerabilities and exploits and provides detailed reports to help you close any security holes; holes that cyber-criminals can exploit to gain access or control of your systems and data, or monitor your activity via the Internet.
Firewalls and anti-virus are obviously a good start, but will not fully protect you if your systems have security holes and vulnerabilities. Scanning your systems regularly using our assessment service will tell you if you have security holes - and how to fix them.*DTI Information Security Breaches Survey 2013