Spam, the bane of pretty much everyone’s email addresses… a worldwide issue that despite computers getting more clever by the day, so do the hackers behind these emails.
Defined as ‘unsolicited, junk email messages, usually sent to a large number of people, for advertising, phishing and spreading viruses’, spam is not only extremely irritating but it can also be extremely dangerous if not kept on top of.
It may be the biggest nuisance in day-to-day life for individuals online, but it can also be a major disruption to businesses around the world.
Our team at itglu want to explain why spam can be such a nuisance, and how businesses can protect themselves online… it isn’t that difficult!
It lowers staff productivity
That secretary you’ve just hired, your business manager, even entry-level staff, if their jobs involve sieving through emails then spam is only going to add to their workload.
Their valuable time will be taken up by the mundane job of having to filter through junk emails, that slip through the net and into the inboxes of anyone and everyone.
It can be expensive to pay staff, and the last thing you want to be doing is having them spend their days sifting through spam!
Vital information can be missed
Some of us know the feeling, getting hundreds of emails each day, and not knowing where to start. That last-minute meeting that has just been pencilled in for this afternoon… missed.
Spam clogs up our inboxes and for a business, just one missed meeting or email could be a fatal mistake.
Whilst you’re still deleting those nuisance messages, your rival company has jumped in and signed the contract. The business is out of pocket and is now scraping to make ends meet, all due to a lack of cybersecurity.
Important information may be stolen
Just clicking on a spam email you could be at risk. Giving hackers access to as much of your company data as they feel like, credit card details, addresses, names, you think of it, they’ll probably be taking it.
With the introduction of GDPR, if you don’t take care of your client’s data, you could be hit with a hefty fine… not to mention the potential custom you may lose due to a serious data breach.
How itglu can help?
Our managed security service ensures that your business can receive elite-level security when it comes to cyber-attacks.
Advanced detection and protection systems, developed by our in-house team of experts, ensure that your system will flag up potential spam and breaches before it’s too late.
Your data is safe with us, with remote off-site backup, whilst we are also available to step in whenever needed, with rapid response times.
If you’re interested in getting help with your security systems from itglu, then feel free to give us a call on 01925 563843 (Warrington Office) or 01606 604 610 (Northwich Office) and one of our team will be happy to help.