Times Technology Expert Haydon Kirby of Infinity
There is no escaping the fact that we are fast becoming a tech dependant society with most daily processes being carried out in the cyber world.Â Although this provides a wealth of opportunity for businesses it has also opened them up to a fast growing network of cybercrime.
The damage from cybercrime goes beyond just internal business disruption, it can lead to financial loss, brand damage and sensitive data theft. The effect on third parties such as customers can also have a huge impact. It has been reported by PwC that 74% of small businesses experienced a security breach just this year alone.
Cyber security is about understanding the cyber threats to a company and acting upon them, a proactive approach rather than a reactive. IT security should be built into an overall strategy of a company rather than being seen in isolation. Our security consultants can help your company explore a range of options to suit your requirement and budget.
Another factor is cost. IT security is not cheap. However, the losses that can occur as a result of a security breach can far outweigh this initial investment. The market for IT security and Anti-Virus is expanding which has resulted in a wider range of solutions being available.
Lack of resource is also a factor. Many small business do not have dedicated in-house IT team to help monitor and prevent any security issues. The government have recently launched a scheme to help companies who may not have the required skills or knowledge to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Infinity in partnership with this scheme, provide security audit reports and recommendation ensuring your business is protected. This also enables your business to become cyber essential certified.
If companies are going to stand a chance against cyber criminals then implementation and investment in prevention based on security strategies need to be adopted.
Speak to Infinity for a an impartial chat about your cyber security.
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