Cybercrime is on the rise, spurred on by the lack of cybersecurity protection for people working from home on their computers.
With the initial surge of COVID-19, many adults and students hastily left their workplaces and schools. Everyone was encouraged to work from home.
Computers and mobile devices were fired up, and furniture rearranged.
The expectation was that we would work through a short term crisis.
All too often, however, people started working from home without:
- cleaning those computers
- checking the protection on basic routers and email
- improving poor and unguarded wifi
- adding or improving firewalls
- implementing reliable backup.
Months into the pandemic, many adults and students find themselves still working from home.
It’s going to be that way for the foreseeable future.
But meantime, it’s very likely that most people haven’t made their home office work like a safe, secure business.
People’s tech equipment isn’t being monitored for intrusions. Their email isn’t being sufficiently protected. And they may not have a trusted tech support team to communicate with should something suspicious arise.
Are You Making Cybercriminals Happy?
Cybercriminals know this. It makes them very happy.
Alliant Cybersecurity reports that 52% of organizations that have transitioned to working remotely since the pandemic began did not previously allow for regular remote working. 22% also said that their organization transitioned to remote working without a clear cybersecurity plan.
If you haven’t set up your home environment to be protected from cybercriminals, talk to Bergen IT. Our We Protect Plan offers affordable, high-quality cybersecurity and email protection for businesses, professionals, and homeowners.
We even have a We Protect Plan available for people who don’t use their computer for business.
If you’ve been thinking about it, but haven’t acted yet, October is the time to make the move to the We Protect Plan.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Act Now – Special Offer!
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. First launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security in 2004, the goal of the month is to help organizations become more aware of the risks of cybercrimes, and understand how to better protect themselves.
As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, if you sign up for Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan we’ll give you 50% off the 1st month of this valuable protection program.
The We Protect Plan is available to people working in any location.
- 24/7 Computer Monitoring
- 24/7 Enterprise-level Anti-virus/Anti-malware Protection
- Email Protection
- Remote help desk support
- Discounted on-site support
- Much more.
Contact us by 10/31/20 to find out more, schedule a tech security assessment, and get the 50% discount on your first month of the We Protect Plan.
There’s never been a better, or more important, time to get tech monitoring and protection.
Contact Bergen IT:
Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.
Bergen IT provides cybersecurity, computer, mobile device, audio, TV, wifi, and smart home services. Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are six-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and a Best of Bergen Award winner. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.