Protect your business against cyber-attacks and breaches by putting simple measures in place and adopting Cyber Essentials good practice for information security.
SAFEGUARD YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBER-ATTACKS
Only 2% of UK companies do not operate online, the remaining 98% of us use digital technologies to advance our business daily, including emails, websites, social media and online stores.
However, a staggering 43% of these UK businesses have suffered a cyber-attack or breach in the last 12 months, including hacking, viruses and data theft. A hacker’s focus isn’t just on large corporate companies, 47% of these were small businesses.
Of businesses suffered a cyber-attack or breach in the last 12 months.
Of the businesses that were attacked or breached were small businesses.
Of businesses have an official cyber-security policy or policies.
Of risks can be reduced by following simple guidelines and measures.
If a cyber breach or attack happened, it might be relatively minor and only minimally disrupt day-to-day operations, but at worst could prevent your business from selling, damage your reputation and affect your cashflow. But, only 27% of businesses have a formal cyber security policy.
The vast majority of these attacks or breaches can be avoided using simple measures, which hackers depend on you failing to carry out.
*Source for statistics on this page - UK Government
PUTTING MEASURES IN PLACE
Cyber Essentials is a government endorsed scheme for businesses to demonstrate a responsible approach to cyber security and adopting good practice in information security. The scheme can help reduce risks by up to 80% simply by following the guidelines and taking appropriate actions.
Cyber Essentials covers five key areas:
• Firewalls and Internet gateways
• Secure configuration
• Access control
• Malware protection
• Patch management
As part of our onboarding for Managed IT Services we will guide you through the process and help you pass the assessment - ensuring your IT systems are secure.