Staying safe online

We all know how to protect ourselves against infection, don’t we? We know how to sneeze into our elbows, wash our hands after visiting the toilet and to use barrier methods when doing anything particularly intimate. We all know these things, even if not all of us follow the advice we’re being given. But we know.

Do we really know how to protect ourselves when we’re in front of a computer? Do we have any understanding of what the threats might be? Do you have any idea what the impact would be on you and your company if you fail to protect yourself?

We recently had a very useful lesson about cybersecurity. In May this year computers around the world were attacked by the so-called “WannaCry” ransomware. According to the BBC, “200,000 victims in 150 countries” had been infected including hospitals in the UK which “left hospitals and doctors unable to access patient data, and led to the cancellation of operations and medical appointments.” The attack also affected systems in several European countries and victims in Russia were hit hard.

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