Lock IT Down - computers and the art of self defence

Lock IT down – the art of self defence

Lock IT down – the art of self defence

Woohoo we are all on the cloud now – its great, instant access to all our work files at once and really easily to use.

But, and there is a big but – you got to make it secure, whatever you’re doing and where ever you are – or the evil minions of chaos and destruction are ACTIVILY looking to get into your systems and cause mayhem and madness – steal information, login details financial records – in fact anything and everything they can get their grubby little hands on!

What you going to do about?

Well here’s how to fight back from the geeks who know.

Antivirus Protection

No not that virus! We are all well informed about that one! Anti-virus and Anti-malware are apps that can be installed on your personal machines by warrior geeks who know what they are doing, skilled in the art of I.T. self defence. These little apps detect, protect and remove all the little nasties that will expose your data to the bad guys. It is essential you have these on your devices to stop a lot of threats.

Antivirus software is super important because it helps protect our computers from all sorts of nasty viruses and malware. It’s like a superhero shield that keeps our personal information and important files safe from hackers and other cybercriminals. One of the biggest benefits is that it constantly scans our computer in the background, catching any sneaky viruses before they wreak havoc. It also regularly updates its virus database, so it stays up to date with the latest threats. Another cool thing about antivirus software is that it can even scan external devices like USB drives to make sure they aren’t carrying any harmful bugs. So, basically, having antivirus software is like having a trusted bodyguard for our digital world, ensuring that we can surf the web and use our computers without any worries.

Endpoint Detect and Response

Sometimes the bad guys can just slip in under the radar, it’s now possible to stay one step ahead of them. Use Endpoint Detection and Response to keep your staff safe against attacks, live and as they unfold. This funky protection uses machine learning to protect you as the threat unfolds on your systems – it even alerts your friendly geeks a million miles away in their tech palace so they can keep you out of trouble.

End point protection and response is like having your own personal bodyguard for your computer and all its connected devices. It’s all about keeping our digital lives safe and sound from any cyber threats that are lurking out there. This snazzy software not only helps prevent viruses and malware from sneaking into our systems, but it also detects and responds to any potential attacks in real time. It’s like having a superhero sidekick that keeps a close eye on our devices, ready to throw down and protect us from any digital bad guys. So, whether it’s blocking malicious websites, scanning for suspicious files, or even isolating and removing any detected threats, end point protection and response is our trusty ally in the ever-changing landscape of cyber security.

Firewall Protection

Quite literally a burning wall of protection that keeps an eye on your device and stops the outside getting inside. One of your geeks will have this set up to burn unauthorised nasties connecting to your trusty laptop and stealing all your bits!

A firewall is like a digital bouncer that stands guard between our computer and the big, bad internet. It’s all about keeping our digital fortress secure from any unwanted intruders or malicious attacks. Think of it as a sturdy wall that only lets in the good stuff and filters out all the sketchy stuff. It monitors the incoming and outgoing traffic, making sure that only authorized and safe connections are allowed. So, whether it’s blocking hackers, denying access to risky websites, or flagging suspicious activity, a firewall is our trusty watchdog that keeps our digital kingdom safe and sound. With a firewall in place, we can surf the web and use our devices with peace of mind, knowing that we have an extra layer of protection standing between us and the wild world of the internet.

App Control Services

It might be a bit of a pain at first – you will often ask the question – Why can’t I just install this handy app that lets me read peoples minds? But if you favourite geek has taken this action it just means that you cannot install anything by mistake. Free handy apps on your machine often contain really nasty little monsters that can rear up and bite all your hard work.

You Aren’t Getting on our Network

Imagine you opened your drawbridge and allowed anybody to come into your castle or dojo, even when you were not there. Scary! Restricting access to your Wi-Fi and monitoring it will help keep you safe and sleep soundly night after night.

Restricting access to my wifi network is like putting a lock on the digital door of my internet kingdom. It’s all about safeguarding my precious bandwidth and keeping out any unauthorised freeloaders. One of the benefits is that it helps prevent anyone nearby from leeching off my internet connection and slowing down my speeds. Plus, it keeps my personal information and sensitive data safer from potential hackers or snoops. Another perk is that it gives me more control over who gets to use my wifi network, so I can prioritize the needs of my own devices and ensure a faster and smoother experience. So, by restricting access to my wifi network, I’m basically creating my own little exclusive club, where only the approved guests get to enjoy the perks of my high-speed internet.

Data Encryption

An extra layer of Zen mindfulness will allow you meditate at the mountain retreat secure in the knowledge that if your laptop is stolen or your walls are breached then any information cannot be read by the forces of darkness.

A firewall is like a digital bouncer that stands guard between our computer and the big, bad internet. It’s all about keeping our digital fortress secure from any unwanted intruders or malicious attacks. Think of it as a sturdy wall that only lets in the good stuff and filters out all the sketchy stuff. It monitors the incoming and outgoing traffic, making sure that only authorised and safe connections are allowed. So, whether it’s blocking hackers, denying access to risky websites, or flagging suspicious activity, a firewall is our trusty watchdog that keeps our digital kingdom safe and sound. With a firewall in place, we can surf the web and use our devices with peace of mind, knowing that we have an extra layer of protection standing between us and the wild world of the internet.

What to do next

You have to talk to a Geek-Fu Master – who will often lead crack team of warrior geeks – they will be able to advise you what to do next. When it comes to making sure everything is as secure as it can be – one size does not fit all, and often as not there is no across the board answer for you whole company. The experts will take time to really find out what you use and how you use it – then after contemplating the range of solutions available they will tell you how to build your castle walls. And how to maintain them and now and again advise on where you need to build them higher and stronger.

WTS Systems provide 24/7 support, secure monitoring, business continuity, cloud computing for SME’s across the UK.