According to the government’s 2017 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 46% of businesses experienced a cyber attack in the 12 months from 2016 – 2017. Cyber security is a serious concern for every business now and is likely to be a priority for your customers. So how can you help them to achieve it?
The GDPR has been the hot topic for many businesses recently – it comes into force in May this year and brings with it a raft of changes that require better standards of data protection. However, it’s not the only set of standards that businesses need to bear in mind – the government’s Cyber Essentials initiative is also an essential for organisations looking to ensure (and demonstrate) that online security is a key consideration. So, what’s the difference between the two?
Research in March 2016 established that 93% of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware. By the third quarter of 2016 this figure had increased to 97.25%. Behind hacking, phishing the is the second most popular method of choice when it comes to cyber criminals trying to engineer a data or system breach. It is a problem that just isn’t going to go away and one that is likely to be high up on the list of security priorities for your customers in 2018.