What is Cybercrime?Why should all small businesses be concerned?
“The last few years have seen a massive rise in the amount of dangerous, organised cybercrime activity successfully targeting businesses of all sizes. Governments and their security agencies have become increasingly concerned about their inabilities to stem the growth of this lucrative industry.”
But I’m just a very small business – Why do I need to care about cyber security? These things don’t happen to small businesses like mine – right?
Wrong! The cybercrime industry doesn’t care who you are or what you do. It targets ALL online computer systems – large and small. They are organised and automated and there are thousands of attacks going on every minute of every day. If you’re connected to the Internet, you are at risk.
Cyber Security is all about protecting your computer-based equipment, software and information from unintended or unauthorised access, change, theft or destruction. And these threats are becoming more likely every day. It’s all too easy to become a victim and you can lose much more than money. If you keep customer details of any kind on your computer systems, it can be more than just embarrassing or inconvenient if it’s destroyed or published on the Internet for others to see. It can seriously damage your reputation and put you out of business, permanently.
Good cyber security practices can enhance the reputation of your business and open up new commercial opportunities.
Surely it makes sense to take preventative measures up-front rather than waiting for some disaster to happen and then discovering it’s simply too late now, and you can’t turn back the clock.
So how do you keep your business safe and protect it again online threats?
You can never be totally safe, but most online attacks can be prevented or detected with basic security practices, processes and IT systems. These security practices are as important as locking your doors or putting your cash in the safe. We can manage your online security in the same way you would protect any other aspect of your business. Our business is to make your business as secure as possible and to ensure you can recover if disaster does strike. More and more consumers are demanding that their suppliers are secure, it’s becoming a business necessity.
We work with our clients to get the basics in place. We will manage all your systems, and we will take the preventative measures needed to manage your cybercrime risk. To find out more or to take advantage of our free telephone consultation click the button now.
Helping you to Get the Basics Right
- Download and Apply all Manufacturer supplied security updates
- Always use strong passwords
- Never open email attachments you are not expecting
- Use good anti-virus and anti-malware software
- Train your staff in best practices