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Cyber Attacks – The Greatest Threat?
26th February 2018
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Cyber Attacks - The Greatest Threat?

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of foolishness, it was the age of wisdom.”

Today your business faces the greatest threat of a Cyber Attack it ever has, and yet today you face the least threat of a Cyber Attack you will ever face.

Based on our ever-increasing reliance on IT in both our business and personal lives, we are all in the IT business now and just like death and taxes – Cyber Attacks are now another certainty we will all have to face going forward. Irrespective of your size or sector you will be attacked, as highlighted during the delays at the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games; a direct result of a Cyber Attack on their IT systems.

Please take a moment and think about the implications for your company of a successful cyber- attack. The result being your staff not being able to send/receive emails, the loss of confidential customer data, the inability to issue invoices, inability to take bookings, reputational damage, internal / external monetary loss, inability to pay suppliers or staff. It just makes commercial sense for you to take action to mitigate these risks as early as possible, not only from a financial perspective, (stopping an attack is always a cheaper option than dealing with the fall out after the event), but also from operational and reputational perspectives.

Outsource Solutions has spent the last 18 years providing advice, support, technological solutions and experience to ensure our customer’s IT infrastructures are fit for purpose, not only for today, but for tomorrow. We can design, develop, install and pro-actively manages your IT with the objective of future proofing your systems and mitigating against threats such as Cyber Attacks.

Today Outsource made steps to protect all their FMC client base from potential Cyber Attacks from Russia effective immediatley. 

This morning we will advise FMC customers that internet traffic including website visits and emails would be blocked between Russia and its customer accounts in the UK – unless there were specific legitimate business reasons for the channels to remain open.
Terry Moore, founder and CEO of Outsource, said the risk of cyber-attacks from Russian based hackers could increase significantly as diplomatic relations between the UK and the Eastern giant deteriorate.
Outsource which provides a full Recovery, Security and Performance-enhancing IT service said it was also stepping up its own protection.
“Whilst no IT company can offer 100% certainty that a system will remain totally secure at all times our team of IT specialists who are amongst the best in the business guarantee that – even if the event of a successful cyber-attack – our customers can rest assured the will be able to fully recover their data.
“The decision to halt traffic between our customers and Russian-based IP addresses is purely precautionary but we feel it is sensible and pragmatic given the current unfolding situation. Of course, any customer who does not want this enhanced security protection can contact us directly to have this upgrade removed.”
“We will also be immediately increasing the levels of our own ethical hacking to ensure our infrastructure and systems are best place to deal with any heightened cyber aggression aimed at interrupting East/West email or web activity.”

Whatever you may feel are the Greatest Threats to your IT security, Outsource advice is make the effort to consider the impacts and “do something” to address. Outsources highly regarded Fully Managed Contract (FMC) is one way to secure and future proof your business. Just like taking out car insurance mitigate you against the costs and inconvenience of an accident, our 24/7/365 managed FMC fixed price rolling contract mitigates your IT infrastructure against existing and future attacks.

However, our FMC does much more and is based on three fundamental pillars; Recovery, Security and Performance. If you are accepted onto FMC you are guaranteed, we will recover you, we will mitigate your security risks and will maximise your system performance.

Don’t take risks with your IT, Outsource Solutions IT.

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Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd
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