It's difficult to keep up with all the cyber security warnings that come out every week. We are going to make things simple for you. These are the top three cyber security mistakes made by companies like yours.

The first is that employee privilege rights are not enforced rigorously enough.

When a person's position changes, so should their data access permissions. Businesses are fast to give people access to data, but sometimes forget to remove it.

It’s the same when someone leaves. Close their accounts and remove their rights.
The tighter your team’s privileges, the harder it is for cyber criminals to install malware.

It also slows down something called lateral movement. This is the second most common mistake. It's when criminals get access to a single system, maybe one that isn't mission-critical. But from there they can move onto another system, and then another. They're looking for your email and bank account in the end.

The final mistake is failing to take this seriously. Businesses who collaborate closely with their IT partner to prepare and defend themselves are less likely to be attacked in the first place. And, if the worst happens, they'll get back on their feet faster.

When was the last time you checked your cyber security? If it's been more than a year, you should definitely give us a call.