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27th July 2017 News

Would your Business survive a Cyber-Attack?

Cyber-Attack

Many small or medium sized firms don’t consider themselves a likely target for a cyber-attack.  Due to the increase of business done online and sensitive information being stored electronically these businesses are an attractive target!

Cyber-Security Policy (CSP)

Cyber security breaches affect all businesses with recent research showing that 52% of breaches were indeed caused by human error and not technology as many thought.  This subsequently causes extensive costs.  This figure will continue to increase with every business needing a Cyber Security Policy (CSP) and training for employees to help to reduce the risk.

Hardly a week that goes by when there isn’t some news headline concerning a major cyber-attack on an Organisation.

Admittedly, the Organisations that make national headlines are typically household brand names or even government departments. However, these cases are just the tip of the iceberg with a significant increase in security breaches experienced by smaller businesses.

Protection

The practical ways to put in place the right levels of protection and how the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme and 10-steps to Cyber Security provides an excellent framework for achieving this.

However, many businesses, implementing this guidance requires in-depth technical know-how which requires the help of a third party.

Therefore, please do contact us should you think you need to review or strengthen your IT security in any way.

 WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF RANSOMWARE ATTACKS?

  1. Ensure your security software patches are up to date
  2. Check that you are running anti-virus software
  3. Backup your data to multiple locations including offline
  4. Avoid opening unknown email attachments or clicking on links in spam emails

 



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