In just 12 months 875,000 UK small businesses have suffered at least one cyber attack (Source: Zurich SME Risk Index)
So, Cyber Security – why all the fuss?
Amazingly despite the statistics above there are still so many businesses who have done nothing to protect themselves – and prevention is far better than a cure.
Why are cyber crimes increasing?
Cyber criminals attack anywhere there is a weakness. Due to the huge financial gains to be made cyber crime has become a multi billion pound industry.
Cyber crimes constantly evolve….they are becoming more complex and organisations are struggling to keep up with the pace of change.
Cyber attacks come in various forms such as malware, spyware, viruses etc and are designed to not only target technological weaknesses (outdated software) but also exploit people (for instance, uninformed employees who click on malicious links). They do this through a lack of effective processes & procedures.
How becoming Cyber Essentials certified will help your business
Show your clients, prospects, insurers, investors and other interested parties that you have taken the precautions necessary to reduce cyber risks.
Bid for UK Government contracts that involve the handling of personal and sensitive information, and increase your chances of securing business within the private sector.
Insurance agencies look favourably on organisations with Cyber Essentials, often resulting in lower insurance premiums. Taking proactive steps can also prevent the downtime which costs your business financially and credibility.
Achieving Cyber Security accreditation will also help you move towards compliance with the rapidly approaching GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
So don’t leave it to chance!
We can work with you to protect your business by becoming Cyber Essentials certified. This will prove to your clients and suppliers that you take Cyber security seriously. Contact us here to find out how we can help your business.
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