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November 2018’s IT Security Briefing

November 2018’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to November’s issue of our IT Security Briefing.

This month you can find out about:

  • How often you should backup your data;
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery plans;
  • The huge amount of phishing attacks already in 2018;
  • The NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report.

 

We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in future briefings, please email me on kirsty@ncs-support.com.

 

We’ve covered the 3-2-1 backup rule many times before, but it is crucial that you backup on a regular basis. One of the questions we get asked regularly is how often should I backup?

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Do you have a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) plan in place? A BDR plan combines data backup and disaster solutions to minimise data loss  in the event of a cyber-attack or human error.

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Kaspersky Lab has reported that there have been 137 million phishing attempts on their customers around the world in the third quarter of 2018, a 28% increase on the second quarter!

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Cryptocurrency scams are on the increase due to the rising price of some currencies and scammers have abused a third-party plug in to steal money from cryptocurrency exchange users.

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