While the internet is vital for most businesses, it is also a very dangerous place. Every time you go online at home or at work, you are at risk of being infected with a virus or being held hostage by malware. From complex threats curated by hackers to suspicious links leading to dodgy advertisements, online security has never been so important.
Not only can viruses and online threats slow down your computers, but serious hacks can jeopardise your data. With the new data legislation coming into effect next year, which state that organisations must prevent and record data breaches, now is the time to make sure all of your staff are aware of the common threats faced on the internet.
Having updated security systems in place such as firewalls and anti-virus software is a good place to start, but many data beaches occur through human error such as clicking suspicious email links. Threats are evolving all of the time, but here are the four top online threats to be aware of at the moment.