Costing UK businesses around £30 billion a year and counting, cyber crime is a big deal. But, many start-ups still underestimate the importance of cyber security! Cyber crime can have disastrous consequences on a business, sometimes killing them off altogether. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to yours! Here are some essential tips for protecting your business against cyber crime.
Identify All Possible Threats
‘Cyber Risk Reviews must consider IT in your facilities such as AirCon, Lifts, Doors, Alarms & CCTV not just networks’ – Cevn Vibert, Industrial Cyber Security Advisory Director at Vibert Solutions
It’s time to make cyber security a priority.
So, first thing’s first, you need to understand how secure your business is currently. To do this, the best option to take is a cyber security audit.
A cyber security audit will work out how secure you are currently, while identifying any potential threats. This includes both external and internal concerns.
Staying up to date with the latest possible cyber threats will help you protect your business. For example, there are multiple forms of hacking that can threaten your business, such as key logging or cookie theft.
There’s a lot to think about:
- Is your data backed up regularly?
- Have you installed malware?
- Are you protected against phishing attacks?
- Is your password policy effective?
But, not all threats will be obvious! Remember to ‘think outside the box’ when it comes to cyber crime. Sometimes, reviewing your password policy isn’t enough!
Consider all possibilities. If employees are using home devices at work, these may not be protected and could be infected with viruses that could cause just as much damage as a hacker.
Cyber threats keep evolving! So, the only way to keep on top of things is to stay in the know.