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Greenlion Discuss the Importance of Cyber Security

Thursday 28 November 2019, 2:42PM
By Beckie Wright
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Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, programs and networks from digital attacks, which are aimed at destroying, changing or accessing the sensitive information to extort money from users.  Cyber security affects everyone.

Cyber security has always been a challenge and it is not going to be any different in 2020. In fact, the threat of frauds outsmarting enterprises’ defence mechanisms to maintain their data privacy and security are expected to increase. As the cyber space is now dominating our globalised economy, the IoT, can be a deciding or depending factor in many instances.

With minimal storage and hardware costs, cloud systems are the way of the future. These systems are more secure as they are backed up on multiple servers around the world. However, your accounts can come under attack if you don’t have adequate security policies in place.

Some things you can include in your security policy to protect your data are:

-Use two-step authentication, this adds another layer of security on top of your password. There are some great free two-step authentication apps out there such as Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator.

-Update your software, updating your software not only gives you access to the latest features, it also fixes any known bugs and issues that pose a security risk at the same time.

Greenlion are not your typical accountants, and they know business is not just numbers and spreadsheets but more about people. In fact, they think the future of business remains all about relationships. As they say, “When we do anything for our clients we look for the best solution; correct, astute, cost-effective and forward thinking. Technology is a Greenlion’s natural habitat and we use this to meet your objectives,” so for more information app advisory, cyber security and Xero accountants please go to https://www.greenlion.co.nz .