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As IT technologies and trends evolve, the threat landscape that SMBs face evolve right along with them.  Businesses no longer have to be specifically targeted by attackers in order to fall victim of an attack.  Whilst individual targeted attacks are still a very real threat to certain businesses and sectors, no business should assume it is safe or ‘hidden’ from attack because it’s too small, holds no sensitive information, or has a low turnover.  Attacks are automated- systematically scanning the internet for attached devices with vulnerabilities, to exploit without prejudice…

‘SECURING POST-COVID BUSINESS STRATEGY’

Regardless of size or industry, chances are the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way your Business does business.  Whether it’s the services and products you provide, how you provide them, or just working out how to keep your staff working- adapting to these unprecedented challenges, and fast, was essential to mere survival. During the initial response the focus was purely on keeping the business going- and that’s entirely understandable. But when necessity, functionality and convenience become the priority, security inevitably takes a back seat. In the context of necessity and…

‘CYBER SECURITY FOR BUSINESS OWNERS’

Cyber Security is not an IT problem, it’s a Business problem – and if you’re a business owner or part of the leadership team that means it’s your problem. Strategy for Business growth, mitigating risks and staying ahead of the competition are all familiar topics for discussion in board rooms across all organisations large or small, but Cyber Security strategy?  Not so much.  According to a recent survey only around half of UK Businesses update Senior Management on Cyber Security matters on even a Quarterly basis- and 17% state their…

Cyber Breaches Survey Summary

UK Businesses are more aware and more prepared than ever in dealing with or preventing Cyber Attacks- but the threats are constantly evolving and businesses must be sure to not only keep up, but get ahead of the game. The Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport recently released the latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey.  First published in 2016 and conducted annually since, the survey aims to give an indication of the extent to which attitudes and approaches to cyber security have improved over time.  One trend that still…

‘HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF CYBER ESSENTIALS’

Launched by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and backed by the UK Government, Cyber Essentials is a Cyber Security framework designed to give UK businesses a baseline level of defence against external cyber threats.  At its most basic, Cyber Essentials is a checklist of basic technological and procedural security controls.  If you can prove that you can tick enough of the boxes, your business can become certified- so what does being ‘certified’ against the Cyber Essentials standards actually mean? Cyber Security s an ongoing battle to protect your business,…