Q&A – Cyber Security
What is a computer virus?
A computer virus is a type of malicious code or program written to alter the way a computer operates and is designed to spread, much like a flu virus, from one computer to another.
What are the 4 types of cyber attacks?
There are many types of cyberattacks. The most common forms of attack are:
- Phishing attacks
- Malware attacks
- Weak passwords
- Insider threats
How to prevent cybersecurity attacks?
Multilayer defense eg:
- Staff training
- Software patching
- Endpoint protection
- Install and configure a firewall
- Backup your data
- Control access
- Secure wifi
- Remove admin privileges
- Use complex passwords with 2FA a password manager
How to measure cybersecurity risk?
We would recommend contacting a professional organization for an audit.
What are the best IT security certifications?
Commonly recognised certifications in UK are CyberEssentials and ISO27001.
How long does it take to get a cyber security certificate?
Several weeks to several months. Depends entirely on a case-by-case basis, factors such as size, current status, type of business, commitment, capacity, funding, etc are considered.