Advice and Help for Businesses and Computer Users
Threats, Precautions and First Aid for your IT system.
Córas IT aims to support your whole system:- computers and users. We are not just there for when a computer crisis arises, but we hope to provide advice which prevents problems or avoids a costly call-out. This way you can keep your business moving forward.
On these pages we cover the many threats facing the computers in your business, and the precautions you can take against them. We also make available downloadable help sheets for self-help or "first aid". These are list in the side-panel on the right.
Backup your data
The single most important precaution you can take is to backup your data. The data used in your business is the most valuable part of your computer system.
Install Security Software
Be conscious of the ways in which your system could become compromised, and always be prudent and cautious.
As computer use becomes increasingly widespread, the threats to your computers from malicious software and other approaches increases. These threats can slow your system down, damage it so that only a complete re-installation will repair it, or access you personal information and bank details.
These threats can be divided into two groups Malicious Software and Other Dangers including a lack of care and attention.
Malicious Software takes the form of Viruses, Worms, Trojans etc. Other threats include Spam and 'Phising' emails which try to get you to disclose sensitive information. Another problem may be 'Hackers' who try to gain access to your computer to control it or steal data. Finally there are 'teenagers' - this group often appear and behave computer savvy, but yet may be unaware of the hazards out there on the Internet.