Home Internet Security
Home Internet Security is your insurance against malicious software (malware) on the internet. It provides an effective barrier against malware and most of the other nasties, that you may come across online.
Stay Safe Online
You need an integrated approach to computer security which combines safe practices with robust Home Internet Security and a tried and tested backup solution. Data loss for the home is no less traumatic, than for business owners. Losing precious family memories to a Malware infection, or having your personally identifiable information compromised can be devastating.
Cyber criminals are getting smarter by the day, and more dogged in their attempts to access your personal data.
Robust, and properly configured Home Internet Security helps protect your files, your credit cards, bank accounts, online transactions, and personal information online.
7 ways to safeguard your system
- Keep your system up to date with security patches
- Setup a backup and test it regularly to ensure your files are recoverable
- Install and configure a good Internet Security suite
- Use an Encrypted Password Manager to protect your credentials
- Avoid file sharing sites
- Don’t open Emails / attachments from people you do not know (Just delete them)
- If you suspect your system is compromised, call your local Technician for help
What is Malware?
Malware is a catch-all term for any malicious program designed to compromise your computer, disrupt day-to-day operations, allow unauthorised access to your devices, and enable malicious actors to access and steal your confidential information. Malicious software includes: viruses, worms, trojan horses, keyloggers, ransomware, spyware, adware and scareware.
Malware represents a significant threat to your personal data. Your bank accounts and personal identity are at risk from malicious software. As are your important files: photographs / videos, documents / spreadsheets, media and games. So it is important to take online security seriously.
Viruses and Malware are a scourge and growing in unprecedented numbers. Statistics from AV-Test.org show the daily number of unique malware and Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) detected globally has increased exponentially. In 2009 there were approximately 32,000 per day versus 450,000 per day in 2022. Malware is a significant threat to business / home computer productivity and data security, and that threat is growing at an unprecedented rate.
Protect your Family Online
The Internet provides a wealth of valuable information, education, entertainment, and social opportunities for your family. But there is a darker side to the web which can expose your family to cyber-bullying and less savoury content such as: pornography, drugs, gambling, graphic violence, crude humour.
As part of your online security plan, there are steps you can take to protect young minds, so talk with Excalibur IT about the right solutions for you.
3 Ways To Protect Your Family Online
- Keep your computer in a central location, visible from the main living space
- Use Child Accounts / Parental Controls to set limits on access / content
- Take advantage of Integrated Security Suites that provide content controls
Get the right security for your needs
An annual investment in a reliable security suite, properly configured, will pay dividends in peace of mind. But not all Home Internet Security products are created equal. And often they come complete with a disorientating feature list and associated jargon which seem designed to bamboozle. We can help select the right security for your needs, and set it up for you.