Cyber security should be the number one priority on your to-do list as there are many threats out there already and they’re increasing every day. Without the relevant and essential protection you could be putting your entire business at risk by keeping your systems open and vulnerable to cyber criminals. A solid cyber security strategy is needed so you know how to protect yourself and what you need to do in the event of a cyber attack.
You need to know firstly if your organization has a cyber action plan, if not you need to get one as soon as possible; if you do then you need to match it up to what we advise and check if it’s substantial enough.
If you do not understand the risks of what the damage could potentially cost you, then you need to get educated. Knowledge is power as they say! – get advice from a qualified and knowledgeable firm so that you can become one step closer to understanding what to do in forming your cyber strategy.
Understanding of cyber security, check! Next thing you need to do is analyse what systems you have you need to protect. A lot of attacks come through email via phishing. Maybe you should consider a spam filter so any malicious emails are eliminated from landing straight to your inbox; other attacks come through pop ups,
so maybe you should consider an anti-ransomware software. Either way you need to establish all platforms that you have unprotected.
Get yourself in touch with a reputable IT Support company who can assist with implementing software within your business and on all machines. Acting sooner rather than later will help eliminate yourself as a target much faster.
We can advise and assist you by visiting your office to determine the best plan and the best software for the size of your organisation. Speak with one of our team members today by filling in your details at the bottom of the page. Act now before it’s too late.
Now you’re fully protected, you can ask our experts in the process how to build a cyber security plan. When a cyber attack hits, it’s the law to let all your customers know that you have suffered a breach. Keeping them in the dark could potentially cause more issues for you. Honesty is the best policy.
Everybody needs to be aware of what threats there are currently and what they should not do (e.g. open suspicious emails or
attachments). If everybody is aware of what not to do then you have a better chance of not becoming a victim to an attack.
If someone decides to click on something or they experience an attack, they need to know who to report this to which is either the manager or the owner depending on the size of the business. The best way to convey this message would be to create a document for all employees to read and then get them to sign it to show that they understand what to do and what not to do. This will ensure your back is covered and you have taken the appropriate action.
Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme for organizations to become protected against cyber threats. We are working with a Cyber Essentials governing body to work with businesses like yours to become certified.
There are many benefits to this accreditation for you which you can find on our blog “What is Cyber Essentials?”