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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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.
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!
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.