Four Frequently Asked Questions About Cyber Security
What is Cyber Security?
Cyber Security utilises a variety of advanced technologies and processes to ensure your business, your network and your data are protected and that the risk against the ever-evolving threat environment is mitigated. Cyber Security Services range from password to virus protection, network and endpoint security as well as being protected when browsing the internet.
Is Cyber Security worth it?
While Cyber Security is not the cheapest strategy to implement into your business, it is worth doing so, as the alternative could look a lot worse. Last year alone, scams and fraud accounted for almost $11.9 million in losses in New Zealand. Schools are not immune to these cyber threats as there are NZ schools that have already been severely impacted. Whilst there is no magic wand to eliminate cyber attacks, the right IT security services and solutions can mitigate the risk and provide your school with long-term cost savings to ensure you are safe against external cyber attacks, insider threats or accidental data loss.
Who needs Cyber Security?
In today’s learning environment, most things are online. From file sharing, online learning or digital records – if you or your school aren’t protected against potential cyber threats, you could not only lose important information but also give access to some of your most valuable assets. Despite the growing threat environment, many schools don’t tend to prioritise Cyber Security until it’s too late and you have been compromised. In order to keep your school safe, ensure you have the right security tools in place for your students and staff – after all, you wouldn’t leave the front door to your house unlocked and open, would you?
Why is Cyber Security required at my school?
Cyber Security is important so that your school, its data and its intellectual property are safe from theft and damage. Applying the right security measures helps prevent unauthorised access to your systems by cybercriminals. An attack can have a massive impact on your school, from a damaged reputation to a loss of income. A lot of industries also have to follow standards for data privacy and security, so staying up-to-date with the latest regulations and security best practices will ensure your school is protected and at the forefront of evolving threats.
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