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CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING BUSINESSES TODAY – PART 2

CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING BUSINESSES TODAY – PART 2

As we start the return to normality following the last lockdown, with offices starting to open up, although home working is with us now and is unlikely to go away, the cyber criminals are getting busy as well. The Guardian have reported that the head of the UK agency GCHQ, has disclosed that the number of ransomware attacks on British institutions has doubled in the past year. ‘Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said locking files and data on a user’s computer and demanding payment for their release had become increasingly popular among criminals because it was “largely uncontested” and highly profitable.’
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Cyber Awareness Training

Cyber Awareness Training

There is a general belief amongst SMEs that cyberattacks only happen to large organisations and that SMEs are simply too small a target to get hit. However survey after survey finds that all enterprises can be, and are, attacked regardless of size and the information they store. ENISA, the European version of NCSC, estimates that across Europe, 46% of businesses have been hit and a quarter of charities, in the last 12 months. This figure does rise for medium size businesses, to 68%, but smaller businesses are still very much at risk.
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Ransomeware - Britains 'biggest peril'

Ransomeware - Britains 'biggest peril'

Ransomware is being reported as Britains ‘biggest peril’. Now you might not agree with that, given all that’s going on at the moment, but in Cyber security terms, and in Cyber crime terms, then it is certainly up there with the best of them. I therefore thought it was worse republishing an article I wrote some time ago.
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Issues Facing SMEs in Regard to Cyber Security

Issues Facing SMEs in Regard to Cyber Security

The EU is the world’s largest single market area and is the largest economy in the world, whether some people agree or not. Many may attribute that market size to large organizations and multi-national companies. While these are important contributors to the overall EU economy, the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses form the backbone of the EU’s economy. This is also true of the UK where the DTI estimates that SMEs make up 95% of the UKs GDP. A huge percentage and one that might surprise you.
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What is Protective Monitoring?

What is Protective Monitoring?

So what is Protective Monitoring, and how would be it benefit me? After all I’m an SME and this all sounds just a bit over the top.
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