The GCSB has issued a “be prepared” advisory for all Kiwi businesses on the heels of NZ seeing DDoS (distributed denial of service) cyber attacks. The GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) strongly encourages all organisations to consider the risk to their organisation of DoS and ensure appropriate mitigations are in place. So far the attacks are being reported by major businesses however anyone can be a target.
The NCSC and Cert NZ recommend…
- educate staff to be suspicious of email attachments they are not aware of
- a cold backup (to a disk drive taken offsite) should be done as a complement to cloud backups
- discuss with your service providers the details of their denial-of-service attack prevention and mitigation strategies
- use cloud-based hosting from a major cloud service provider.
Millennium Computer Services are an established Microsoft Cloud Provider and Hosted Services Provider with over 20 years experience in hosting customer systems. To mitigate the risks presented in this advisory we utilise geographically separated data centres with multiple high speed fibre connections through different internet providers.
If your systems are hosted onsite, or through a service provider that does not include these fail-safes, please contact us for advice and options to ensure the continuity of your business systems.
Call our Helpdesk on 0800 627 583 / 04 471 1521 or Admin on 04 473 5822