What is Cyber Security?
Cyber attacks are a threat for all businesses, large or small, and ensuring security against them is vital for protecting your businesses from the potentially disastrous results.
Cyber criminals don’t just attack banks and large companies – they target any organisation which isn’t properly protected, even micro and small businesses – with as many as one in four businesses reporting a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. Chances are you can’t afford to go through such a disruption, so protecting your company’s systems should be one of your very top priorities.
While it’s easy to cover the basics in cyber security – strong passwords, software updates – you also need to take your cyber security one step further to fully ensure that your data is safe from any potential threat. In 2014 60% of small businesses experienced a cyber breach, and the average cost of the worst breach was between £65,000 and £115,000. We know that most of these attacks could have been prevented with decent security practices for staff, processes and IT systems, so it’s time to make sure you’re up to date.