My business has been hacked – who do I call?
This month (October 2021) TechRadar shared a report highlighting the fact that 64% of high-level executives were unsure of who to turn to in the event of a cyber attack.
How about you – do you know what you would do if your company suffered a cyber-attack?
Last week we published our 10 Cyber Security Pointers To Help Protect Your Business, with the reminder that it is not a question of IF your business gets hit, but of WHEN. Taking cyber security seriously could be the difference between your business surviving or not; 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber-attack.
Look at these statistics again:
60% of personnel don’t know who to turn to when suffering a cyber-attack.
60% of businesses go out of business after suffering a cyber-attack.
Who Are You Going To Call In The Event Of A Cyber Attack?
Do you have a cyber security policy in place? Do you, and all your staff and employees know what to do if you suffer an attack? Do you, and all within your company, know how to recognise an attack?
The most common threats your business will face are:
- Identity theft
- Data breaches
- Malicious spam
- Phishing attacks
- Brute-force attacks
- Compromised web applications, web pages and email
Do you know what each of these terms mean, and how to identify them?
The ideal solution to keep your business secure is to employ the services of an IT firm who understand the nuances of cyber security; who can recommend and implement the necessary protocols to keep your company safe; and who can provide the training for everybody within your organisation to facilitate the recognition of any and all the treats, and to know what to do when they arise.
Cyber attacks are not going to go away, they are increasing in prevalence. The worst thing you can do is to ignore this fact. If your company doesn’t take cyber security seriously, then the cyber criminals will be the only ones laughing.