Cyber weakest link?

Don’t let your weakest link bring your business down, writes Paul Barber, an infrastructure manager from managed service provider IT Specialists.

We’ve all heard the saying “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. When it comes to your organisation’s cyber resilience, the figurative chain is built with a blend of IT infrastructure and employee practices. A balance between the two is critical. You might have a seemingly impenetrable network perimeter, but if a hapless employee downloads a malicious file onto their computer from a phishing email, you have a weak link.

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How are you vulnerable to ransomware?

WannaCry, Petya, Bad Rabbit, LokiBot, Cerber. These aren’t online gaming screen names for a 12-year-old on the other side of the country. In fact, if these names come across your computer, you have a lot more to worry about than getting owned in Overwatch.

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