The Hidden Dangers of Cyber Attacks and How IT Managed Services Can Shield Your Business

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The Hidden Dangers of Cyber Attacks and How IT Managed Services Can Shield Your Business
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How IT Managed Services Can Shield Your Business

“HOW TO HELP A THIEF…”
…in stealing from you!

  • First, you should be convinced that no one wants to steal from you, and that no one is looking at you or your business.
  • Then you don’t search for IT support providers or any IT company in London that could offer technical expertise to safe-guard your business online.
  • Choose easy-to-remember passwords, like your birthdays, your name or your initials.
  • Do not take the effort to update operating systems and security soft-ware that a managed IT service company may recommend.
  • Finally, you provide all details on social portals and also use these platforms to run and earn for your business!

Cyber Crime

According to the NCA (www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk), the scale and complexity of Cyber Crime is only increasing; criminals have become more organized, and unfortunately more ruthless in exploiting human vulnerabilities. Hacking, phishing, sending malicious software (like ransomware) and DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks against websites have become more and more sophisticated, and keep even the IT managed services experts on their toes!

What is more frustrating is that not just international hi-tech units but even technically less proficient home-grown cyber criminals have access to ‘off-the-shelf’ tools and can easily siphon our hard-earned profits.

What is the scale of Cyber Security & Information Technology related fraud?

A weekly tech-tabloid reported that as per the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, UK lost GBP1.3bn even before the year 2021 ended. This was a 3-fold increase from the previous year, with the biggest losses seen in London and the South-East & Eastern England.

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Another Cyber Security company reported that in 2021, Britain was the topmost victim than any other developed country, with ‘online payment’ fraud being the most popular.

What steps should be taken to prevent Cyber Security fraud attack?

Statistics will only hurt; let’s look at steps to ensure what can be done better, and if outsourced IT support services (like us at Portman Tech) are a good fit. As a business IT support provider, we offer a balanced strategy for simple day-to-day use, and at the same time sophisticated enough to prevent cyber-attacks.
prevent Cyber Security fraud attack
One of our most important outsourced IT support services is providing security. Our existing clients look at us as not just another IT company in London offering UCaas (Unified Communication as a service), but as a counterpart in securing their data and also their digital assets. A security breach today isn’t limited to losing money. We therefore make every effort to:

  • Monitor key factors for early warnings of system compromise
  • Remove DDoS attack traffic from your network
  • Monitor key resource access
  • Block suspicious connections

What are the benefits of contracting a specialized Cyber Security & IT Service provider?

When you outsource your security issues to a managed IT support company (like Portman Tech, in the heart of London), you will know that…

  1. Your (& your clients’) data is protected
  2. Thus, you don’t waste time on retrieving corrupt files and documents
  3. Your (& again your clients’) transactions are shielded
  4. Thus, your finances are safe and secure
  5. Your intellectual property is guarded
  6. Thus, your clients’ confidence & trust in your services increases
  7. Budgeting for security is better than spending on fixing security breaches
  8. Thus, you focus on building your goodwill rather than on regaining lost reputation
  9. You can now invest more in expanding your business
  10. Thus, you and your company go up the credit ratings!

As a provider for small business IT support, or for that matter any large-scale industry, what you get hit with most in a cyber attack is the time that is wasted. And while everything from money to property can be earned back, time can just not be reversed into the bank.

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Let’s engage and discuss what your IT service requirements are.

We are happy to

  • Construct or upgrade your communication systems for better customer experience
  • Assist in digital transformations by setting up your Cloud systems
  • Update your machines as well as the operating systems
  • Create a hybrid cloud system with remote access for business continuity
  • Organize efficient training workshops for using new systems
  • Offer consultation for policies in dealing with sensitive information

And all this through state-of-the-art security procedures!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vikas Shah
Vikas Shah

Vikas Shah joined Portman Tech as Chief Technology Officer in 2018. IT has always been his passion and he has built his career around technology. Vikas closely follows developments in technology, providing clients with solutions that fit their requirements.

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