It’s no secret — malware and the criminal organizations that develop it are here to stay. In fact, industry experts agree that malware is actually becoming more advanced and more adaptable as it constantly evolves to circumvent our efforts to stop it. A good IT servicer can help you keep your business ahead of the curve by arming your IT infrastructure with the most current, powerful anti-malware tools available.
Malware Is a Hybrid of Evil and Innovation
The name itself is a hybridization of the terms “software” and “malicious.” Basically, malware is an aggressive form of damaging software that infiltrates your computer system, causes damage, and jeopardizes your security.
At their worst (or best, depending on whose side you’re on!), the most effective malware programs can take over an entire system and manipulate the way it operates according to the malware’s intent. It can disseminate threats, compromise personal information, and even cause you to lose access to your entire system.
How Do I Know if I Have Malware?
Some common signs that can indicate the presence of malware include:
How Can I Protect My Business Against Malware?
The way businesses protect their computer systems against attack needs to adapt as the malware evolves. And, since malware is a constant threat that is here to stay — at least for now — there really is no time like the present.
Other important precautions you can take involve a bit of proactive behavior on the browsing front. Businesses should implement browsing best practices, and encourage employees to:
Your IT servicer can help protect your business from malware attacks. Some of the methods your servicer will implement include:
There’s no such thing as too much prevention when it comes to malware. 403Tech Inc is here to help protect you and your business against even the most advanced threats. If you think your computer system may be infected by malware, or you’d like to stop it in its tracks, we are here to help.
403Tech Inc is the trusted choice for all things IT security-related when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology threats, tips, and news. Contact us at (403) 215-7506 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information.
Scott Gallupe of 403Tech Discusses Cybersecurity Threats in Business in Calgary Article
The COVID-19 pandemic sent businesses scrambling to pivot from an office-based environment to a remote workforce. A recent issue of Business in Calgary featured 403Tech President Scott Gallupe, who advised on how local businesses can protect their IT systems from cybersecurity threats. He explained that passwords and video collaboration tools are possible entryways for viruses and malware. The article, Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen, features several local IT leaders, describes the issues faced by business owners during the pandemic and provides guidance on ways to protect business data from ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.