Did you know your business could be at risk of a cyber attack if you have little or no preventative security measures in place?
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 found that only 23% of businesses have a formal security strategy in place to combat cyber attackers such as phishing, malware or a ransom attack.
We were shocked by this data because every company could be exposed to a cyber attack at any time and it’s therefore important to have preventative measures in place.
Without a formal security strategy, you are exposing your business to cyber attackers, particularly now so many employees are working from home or opt in to a ‘bring your own device to work’ scheme.
There are severe implications for thousands of businesses that could face a cyber attack including loss of personal and business data, loss of money and disruption to trading.
Here at Hantec we believe it is vital every business has a formal security strategy in place to prevent cyber attacks, protect its staff and its most valuable assets. An attack can have detrimental consequences for your businesses, particularly small to medium sized firms, and it can also be really scary for the employees involved.
You might think you will see a cyber attack coming and know the signs to look out for. But without a formal cyber security strategy in place you could be increasing the risk of it happening to you. We are urging business owners to implement preventative measures before it is too late.
The report has highlighted that not enough companies are protecting themselves, particularly as only 8% of firms have a Cyber Essentials certification which is critical to reducing the risk of an attack.
Cyber Essentials is a UK certification which ensures an organisation has the minimum level of protection in cyber security. A company is certificated through annual assessments to maintain certification.
If you would like to find out more information about implementing a cyber security strategy or being Cyber Essentials certified, please get in touch.
Act now before it is too late.