A cyber attack to any organisation can be very serious and result in loss of customers, money, reputation and in some cases can cause an organisation to go out of business. If you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise then there’s around a 1 in 2 chance that you’ll experience a cyber security breach. For micro / small businesses, that could result in costs of around £1,400.
The good news is protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take a lot of time, work or money. Cyber Aware is encouraging small businesses across the UK to do two simple things which can help improve their online security – using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software updates.
Once you and your staff are taking these two key actions, there's a range of Government-approved guidance and support that you can follow to protect your business and your customers.
Find out more about keeping your business safe from cyber crime
Employees are your first line of defence in protecting your business from cyber attacks. Whilst you may have strong technical defences on your systems, all it can take is a click on a bad link to lay your systems and customer data open to exploitation. Ensure you and your staff know how to keep your systems safe, and how to spot potential cyber threats.