With cybercrime and data breach levels at an all-time high, businesses are exposed to a greater number of digital threats than ever before. Firewalls and Antivirus software alone are not always enough to secure your systems and ensure the protection of customer and employee data. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that cybersecurity in the UK is a hot topic among owners of businesses of all sizes.
Figures published in April 2019 from The Cyber Security Breaches Survey, show that 32% of businesses and 22% of charities reported having suffered a cybersecurity breach or attack during the prior 12 months. This figure is much higher among medium and large businesses and high-income charities with over 50% reporting that they had suffered some form of cyberattack.
The most common types of breaches happened via email and statistics from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport report the following methods being most prevalent:
Phishing attacks were identified by 80% of the businesses and 81% of the charities that had reported an attack.
Viruses, spyware, malware, and ransomware attacks were suffered by 27% of these businesses and 18% of these charities.
At Guardian IT Consultancy we understand the importance of protecting your business from cyber crime and data breach, and our experienced cybersecurity consultants can help keep your business and its data stay safe. Regardless of the size of your organisation, establishing your cyber security position and implementing a risk management strategy is vital.
Guardian IT Consultancy offers a range of cybersecurity products and services through our managed security solutions, so managing your cyber security couldn’t be easier. We can even prepare your business for certification through Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus & ISO 27001.