Keep holiday hackers at bay
BUSINESSES and homeowners have been urged to secure their information and communications technology (ICT) networks to thwart hackers during the festive season.
The advice comes as hacking attempts often take place over the holidays when many IT administrators are off-site.
“Just as one would lock up the house before leaving on holiday, it’s important for businesses and end users to properly secure their home and work ICT networks before heading to the berg, bush or beach,” said Riaan van Stryp, ICTGlobe’s general manager.
He said strong passwords were the best protection against potential security breaches, as was the ability to monitor networks remotely and in real time.
Van Stryp also proposed a reliable ICT service provider to help prevent holiday season telecommunications nightmares, such as reverse billing fraud, that could easily sink small businesses.
ICTGlobe is a tier 1 operator running its own interconnect and networking facilities.
| CAJ News African News Agency (ANA)