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Why Cybersecurity is critical in 2021

Technology is amazing. We have seen some rapid technological innovations over the past few decades. We have phones with many times more processing power than the computers that landed us on the moon. We have virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google and the rollout of self-driving cars seems right around the corner.Windows 10 and Mac OS have also come a long way too – both of which have security features built-in, so that may lead some to wonder if we really need antivirus software and security measures.


The answer is an unequivocal yes!

It is estimated that malware will cost the global economy 6 Trillion US Dollars in 2021.

It is estimated that malware will cost the global economy six trillion US Dollars in 2021.

We need cybersecurity now more than ever. As technology has become more advanced so have security threats.

“Cybercrime costs include damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post-attack disruption to the normal course of business, forensic investigation, restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, and reputational harm,” said Steve Morgan, Founder and of Cybersecurity Ventures and Editor-in-Chief at Cybercrime Magazine.

Signs your computer or network is compromised

You can sometimes tell if a computer or a network has been infected with a virus. Signs include your computer slowing down, seeing annoying ads, crashes, pop-up messages, increased Internet traffic and unaccounted CPU use.

In previous years it was generally fairly obvious when your PC or network had a virus. You may have seen random popups, big losses in functionality, or even ransomware such as the ‘WannaCry’ virus. WannaCry in 2017 was the largest cyber-attack to affect the NHS in England ever and it caused chaos across the healthcare service.

Today’s computer viruses are even more pernicious. Many can hide and are difficult to detect but put your personal information and computer at serious risk.

The worrying thing about many modern viruses is they can compromise your computer and network security and remain hidden.

The worrying thing about many modern viruses is they can compromise your computer and network security and remain hidden.

Taking proactive steps to protect IT systems is more important than ever. Viruses can open backdoors into your network and PC which allow malicious actors to compromise your security. They can steal data and install other viruses such as botnets or mining bots.

Monitor offer professional modern comprehensive virus prevention, network monitoring and monitor and control solutions. We also offer professional virus removal and security assessments for individuals, educational institutes and businesses.

There are many solutions on the market, many of which work well. The big advantage of using a professional solution provider like Monitor is our 24/7 security technology, our proactive defence-bolstering measures which close vulnerabilities, and unlimited access to expert engineers with specialist knowledge of cybersecurity.

Monitor can also check and fix individual computers and laptops from our repair shop in Old Windsor.

Contact us today to learn more about building a secure network.

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