DeskAlerts Blog

The Basics of Internet Security and How to Share Them with Your Colleagues

Caroline Duncan - Feb 21, 2019 6:26:49 PM

No business can afford to be complacent when it comes to internet security. Every year, cyber attacks cost businesses millions of dollars to deal with. In fact, it’s believed that the global economic cost of cybercrime will hit $6 trillion a year on average by 2021.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Security Awareness Training- Internet Security

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IT Risks: the Danger of Human Mistakes

Caroline Duncan - Feb 20, 2019 4:40:42 PM

If your IT systems have been compromised, more often than not, it’s likely because of an error made by one of your employees.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Security Awareness Training- Internet Security

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How to Raise Staff Awareness of Cyber Security

Caroline Duncan - Jan 18, 2019 11:01:00 AM

Cyber crime is tipped to cost businesses around the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. This includes costs associated with safeguarding against it, but also the economic costs to businesses that have been affected.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Internet Security

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CIO Challenges for 2019

Caroline Duncan - Jan 16, 2019 1:34:33 PM

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) often has a metaphoric tightrope to walk in any organization, delivering innovation, adding value, but also troubleshooting and delivering savings as well.

Topics: Alert Software- Cybersecurity- Internet Security- IT Outage- IT Issues

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Channels for IT Communication

Caroline Duncan - Jan 10, 2019 5:23:58 PM

Your IT department has an important role to play in your organization, keeping it connected with information technology software and hardware, troubleshooting, providing advice and support and making sure that employees are able to carry out their day-to-day work.

Topics: Desktop Alerts Software- Cybersecurity- Mass notification- Helpdesk- Internet Security

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Cybersecurity Update - Are You Ready for 2019?

Caroline Duncan - Dec 12, 2018 4:58:10 PM

Hacking, malware, phishing, identity theft, ransomware and viruses have been around for many years now and you might think that you have a handle on it. However cyber security threats are evolving, and methods deployed by cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Internet Security

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Things to Focus on in Cyber Security

Caroline Duncan - Nov 13, 2018 1:00:53 PM

Financial details, customer details and personal information, contractual details and intellectual property are just some of the types of information that companies need to keep safe from cyber criminals. This information is valuable to criminals as they can find ways to exploit it and profit from it – at the expense of the company it was stolen from.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Internet Security

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How Cyber Attacks Affect Your Business

Caroline Hamilton - Sep 11, 2017 3:08:14 PM

Cybercrime is big business for cybercriminals. The British insurance company Lloyds estimates that the damage inflicted on businesses around the world costs about $400 billion every year. This figure includes the amount of damage caused directly by the attack, plus the disruption it causes in its wake.

Topics: Cybersecurity

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Managing Cyber Security Crises with DeskAlerts

Caroline Hamilton - Sep 11, 2017 3:00:59 PM

High-profile cyber security breaches such as the recent WannaCry virus shine a spotlight on how prepared – or unprepared – organizations are to deal with security crises.

Topics: Cybersecurity

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Lessons We’ve Learned from the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Caroline Hamilton - Sep 11, 2017 1:56:50 PM

Hundreds of thousands of computers around the world fell victim to a ransomware attack called WannaCry on Friday 12 May 2017, rendering their systems inoperable.

Topics: Cybersecurity

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