Protect your business from the very beginning. Showing your potential customers and investors you have their interests protected with a Cyber Insurance policy can help to grow your business.Read More
Did you know 87 percent of small firms surveyed have suffered an online security breach in the previous 12 months? The financial losses associated with cyber crime can be devastating for an SME.Read More
The average cost of a Cyber Security breach for large businesses has been estimated at over £250,000 with a recent UK Government report claiming that 93% of large businesses have suffered some form of breach.Read More
A common misconception by businesses is that security policies can eliminate human error. Too often businesses fear the unknown “bad guys”, when in reality the large majority of breaches are a lot closer to home.
These can be preventable employee errors like a lost laptop or device containing sensitive information, all the way through to malicious breaches involving disgruntled or ex employees. Businesses must educate employees and train them on how to handle confidential information.
Cyber Criminals are growing increasingly sophisticated and more effective in their efforts to steal information and sabotage businesses. These criminals know how to bypass traditional security mechanisms like firewalls and anti-virus software.
Although malicious attacks account for around 40 percent of data breaches, they inflict the most damage on business in loss of data, businesses interruption and reputational damage.
In many cases businesses have become victims of cyber crime without being specifically targeted by hackers. Malware, phishing and spam attacks are all on the rise. Something as simple as opening an email attachment or visiting a website can infect a businesses IT infrastructure and pass information undetected to criminals.
Small and medium businesses are also being targeted with ransomware, a virus that can encrypt computers and demands payment a ransom payment often thousands of pounds from the owner it to be restored.
If you use computers, smartphones or IT networks for business activities you are exposed to a wide range of cyber risks. How would you cope if a virus destroyed your systems or a hacker infiltrated your systems and stole sensitive information?
Even the most traditional businesses use email to communicate with customers and colleagues, however there are hidden dangers that could leave you exposed. Hackers target company computers and spread viruses via email attachments.
If you use the Internet to do business, your website, social media accounts and business data is a potential target for cyber criminals. Could you cope if a cyber attack or network security breach compromised your businesses online presence?
For many businesses the data and information your business holds is probably worth much more to you than the equipment on which it is stored. Whether through employee negligence of criminal activity could you afford to lose it?