Knowing where to start with cybersecurity can be overwhelming, Nick Denning at Policy Monitor explains how SMEs can take some simple steps to protect themselves against common threats without breaking the bank. The pandemic tested the business resilience of every organisation. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) had to maximise their digital footprint to keep …
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Lockdown working has exposed the gaps in cybersecurity practices in many law firms. With hackers looking for a payday, it’s never too late to become cyber proactive. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains why cybersecurity doesn’t need to be complex, costly or confusing.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rarely trigger national headlines for breaches in data security and compliance, not because they aren’t a target but because the monetary impact is small compared to the big corporations. However, breaches are all too common and while the cost of cyber breaches to SMEs, including the impact to business operations, remediation work and resultant fines, may not run into millions, it can do untold damage. SMEs are agile and lean in their business operations, and so unbudgeted costs can severely impact finances.
SMEs form a critical component of a business supply chain, yet ironically, they can also be the weakest link. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains why SMEs need to step up their cyber resilience
Organisations at the top of the supply chain rely on a nimble network of SMEs to provide niche products. This unique status provides SMEs with disproportionate access to important information. So, while it might be the big-name brands that generate attention grabbing headlines about data breaches, it can be the weak security credentials of smaller organisations that expose the entire chain.
Data breaches are becoming more prevalent and the legal sector is a favoured target, and is falling victim to cyber-attacks at an alarming rate. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains the 4 most common cyber threats and why the legal sector should step up its focus on cyber security.
Smaller organisations are used to changing and adapting but even the most flexible have been tested in 2020. Ironically, criminal elements have been quick to adapt their businesses, adding many Covid-19 related attacks to their arsenal. Doing little or nothing to offset these risks and hoping that a cyber-attack “won’t happen to me” is not a responsible option. Defending an organisation from cyber threats doesn’t need to be complex, costly or confusing. Here are 5 steps to help you get organised and ensure your cyber security defences are up to the job.
In this digital age managing cyber security, regulation and compliance is a significant part of operating every business. Just to complicate things further since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any business that handles customer and supplier data needs to have security controls in place to protect that data.
Cyber criminals are driven by one goal – to make money. To do this they use a variety of tactics such as indiscriminate trawling and targeted line phishing to land their catch. The aim is to ensnare as many victims as possible to ensure a rewarding pay day.
Failing to take cyber security seriously could cost SMEs more than they realise. At a time of increased cyber threats, organisations expect suppliers to step up and evidence their cyber security credentials. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains 3 simple steps to certification that could ensure your tender bid is not rejected