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Cyber risks at work

“That never happens to me!” That’s what many people seem to think when it comes to cyber risks. Yet we take cyber risks more often than we think, even in the workplace.

What is cyber risk?

The risks of human error in cybersecurity are diverse and can lead to severe consequences for a company or individual. Some examples of risks that can arise from human error are: 

  • Failure to follow security procedures, such as not locking the computer when not in use.
  • Installing malware or viruses on the system by clicking suspicious links or downloading software from untrustworthy websites.
  • Giving access to confidential information to unauthorized persons, for example, by sharing passwords or providing access to secure systems.
  • Using weak or easily guessed passwords that can lead to brute force or phishing attacks.
  • Failure to regularly update software and security systems can lead to vulnerabilities in the system. 

It is meaningful to train employees to be aware of these risks and to take measures to prevent them. In addition, a cybersecurity system ensures that your company is well protected against external attacks so you can work in a safe working environment from all sides.

How do you prevent human cyber risks? 

There are several ways to prevent human cyber risks. First, you need to educate employees about cybersecurity risks and security procedures. This can be done, for example, through education, presentations or training. It is also influential to let employees know the consequences of not following security procedures and making human errors.

Not only humans pose cyber risks!

In addition to human error, various cyber risks can lead to cyber-attacks. Some examples of such risks are:

  • Viruses and Malware: These are malicious software that can be installed on the system and can lead to system damage, data extortion or loss of confidential information.
  • Technology Vulnerabilities: These are software or hardware vulnerabilities that hackers exploit to gain access to the system.
  • Phishing Attacks: Attacks where hackers try to obtain sensitive information through fake emails or websites that resemble trusted sources.
  • Network breaches: Attacks where hackers try to gain access to a network, for example, through a remote connection or performing a man-in-the-middle attack.
  • Brute force attacks: These are attacks where hackers try to gain access to a system by using automatic password-guessing tools.


As you can see, everything can go wrong in cybersecurity! Therefore, you want to create clear security procedures, which you communicate to all employees. This may include, for example, using passwords, opening suspicious links or downloading software from untrustworthy websites. It is also important to regularly update software and security systems to avoid vulnerabilities in the system.

Finally, it can also help to implement cybersecurity systems such as Guardey.

What is Guardey?

Guardey offers a cybersecurity solution specifically aimed at SMEs, which are often the most vulnerable to cyber threats. Many existing cybersecurity solutions are complex and expensive, meaning they are not always available to smaller businesses. Guardey wants to end that because the results of cyber attacks can be devastating for your SME. 

Cybersecurity attacks have become a growing problem for companies of all sizes in recent years, and it is critical to take steps to prevent them. According to some estimates, the percentage of cyberattacks targeting small businesses has increased in recent years. In addition, small businesses are often less prepared for such attacks and often have fewer resources to defend against these attacks, which can lead to serious business consequences. 

Guardey understands that this has to change and therefore offers an affordable and user-friendly solution that is easy to implement and can be used by the entire team. Guardey allows employees to work securely online from any device, anywhere in the world, via a secure connection. This is how we make cyber risks in the workplace accessible to everyone!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Guardey in short?

You just want to know what Guardey is, in a few lines, not scrolling through the whole website. We got you covered. Here you are:

Guardey focuses on three parts of your cyber security:

A safe and encrypted VPN connection via Guardey’s secure infrastructure or a Site-to-Site VPN.

We analyze information packages from the data going through the VPN tunnel, give clear insights into your data infrastructure, and provide alerts in case of threats like ransomware, viruses, and irregularities in your network.

Your cyber security is as strong as your weakest link. With Guardey, you can educate your whole team and increase awareness in a fun and efficient way through gamification.

It’s an advanced software as a service with applications for Windows and Mac OSX and an online platform for reporting and managing your teams and company policies.

How does the free trial works?

Your free 14-day trial with Guardey is based on our Basic plan. In our basic plan, all the alarms will only be available for yourself or your own company, and you manage the alarms in-house. We don’t need any payment information to start your trial, and you can invite as many users as you want.

The majority of SMEs don’t have an in-house IT department or a team of cyber security specialists. Therefore we also offer Guardey co-managed and Guardey custom. In both plans, you are able to connect Guardey to a preferred Guardy IT partner or, of course, your own IT partner.

They can semi or fully manage the alarms and the health of your infrastructure so that you can focus on your business.

After your 14 days of the free trial, you can decide if you want to continue with a paid plan. Upgrading during your trial period means you stop your trial and upgrade to a paid plan. You need a verified payment method to upgrade.

How can I pay after the trial period?

We don’t ask for any payment information to start your trial.

If you want to upgrade during or after your free trial to a paid plan, you can use one of the below payment methods:

  1. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, PostePay, Cartes Bancaires)
  2. PayPal
  3. Direct Debit (iDeal SEPA)
Can I up- or downgrade to a different plan?

Yes you can! You can always upgrade immediately and costs are calculated pro-rata on your next invoice. A downgrade will be effective from your next payment period.

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