Nearly half of all businesses (46%) reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport's Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017.
The impact of a cyber breach or attack can be huge with many potential consequences such as financial loss, time to resolve the problem, potential loss of customers, damage to your reputation and more.
What is important to keep in mind is that protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take lots of work, time or money.
It is recommended first and foremost to follow our top tipcs to improve your online security. There is then a range of government approved advice and guidance you can follow to help better protect your business.
Take a look at these great resources and events on offer for you and your business:
Staying Safe Session for Businesses – This is for business large, small, independent, chain or franchise and is aimed at ensuring they can:
- Identify key signs of grooming/radicalisation and exploitation,
- Recognise how to stay safe online
- Support others to stay safe online
- Have an awareness of where to take concerns
This FREE event will be held at County Hall, Chichester on Monday 5 November 2018 from 6.45am until 8:00am. To find out more and to register, please contact email@example.com.
South East Cyber Business Event – Details coming shortly, to register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyber Essentials is a Government and industry-backed standard which protects your business against cyber threats.
Cyber Security: a guide for small businesses
This guide contains simple, practical advice on how to improve cyber security in your organisation quickly, easily and at low cost.
The guide contains five quick and easy steps which can save you time, money, protect your business’ reputation and significantly reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber-crime.
Protect your data
You are required by law to protect data you hold and process about your customers, suppliers and staff. Find out more about the Data Protection Act and get simple, practical advice on how to keep your customers, suppliers and employees’ personal information secure.
Train your staff
Free online cyber security training for staff managers and business owners
SEROCU offer Cyber Security training for Businesses – if you are interested contact via email@example.com and we will put you in touch with them.
Government cyber security advice for businesses