Cybercrime is any criminal offence committed via the internet and technology. Cyber crime is a huge business. Every day thousands of businesses up and down the country, as well as many individuals are hit by cybercrime. People trying to steal important data, money or information.
This is against the law, and It has been clearly stated in both the data protection act, as well as the computer misuse act.
It is important for any business to keep themselves safe from cybercrime, as well to stop themselves from committing cybercrime knowingly or unknowingly. For any small business, a breach cost can start at £75,000. In 2015 alone 74% of small business suffered a security breach.
Steps to avoid cybercrime: the UK government introduced a cyber protection guideline in response to the rising number of cases.
We’ve summarised the 7 ten key points you need to take action on:
1. Do a risk assessment. It is of the utmost importance to do a risk assessment o you have a clear idea how cyber crime could affect your company, if not how much it would cost you. And how it would affect other things such as your corporate outlook.
2. Security – make sure your security software and configurations are fully installed and working on your laptops, computers, tablets and all other mobile devices.
3. Your Network – the network is an important part of the system, to maintain it make sure you monitor who is going in and out the system. Block an unnecessary access to the network. Make sure all devices connected to the network have the necessary security.
4. Manage user access – don’t want everyone having access to the highest levels of information. Make sure your system is good enough to keep high-level information safe from people who shouldn’t have access to it.
5. Education, education, and education. Training your staff to respond to security breaches, as well as making sure they don’t make your system vulnerable can be the most Important step you take to keeping your business safe.
6. Monitor all media, downloads, uploads, new software. These are all possible threats. Make sure they are all checked and monitored before use.
7. Plan and prepare. Put together a monitoring plan, and stick to it. See who’s accessing what, when and how. Make this a regular habit and go so far to get a designated team or person to do so.
If you need any advice on cyber crime or simply want to know more, don’t hesitate to call our team on 0116 2999 199 or alternatively you can email us at email@example.com