16th September 2021

Q&A – Cyber Security

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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
  • Ransomware
  • Weak passwords
  • Insider threats

How to prevent cybersecurity attacks?

Multilayer defence 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.