As H2 CRAS moves into it's 3rd year of doing business, it has become increasingly obvious that many SMEs are still nervous of devoting any resource or budget to Cyber Security in any meaningful way. An attitude of 'we'll cross that bridge when we come to it', in regards to both Cyber Security and Data Protection, two obviously interwoven subjects, prevails. Of course, when that bridge needs to be crossed, it's generally too late.
ARE SME’S SUFFICIENTLY AWARE OF THE ISSUES SURROUNDING CYBER SECURITY, AND ARE THEY AWARE OF THE REMEDIES THAT THEY CAN AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THEM?
I never cease to be amazed. No seriously, I thought I had become accustomed and quite seasoned to hearing about the litany of cyber-security and personal data breach disasters. In particular those that happen to the large multi-national organisations. Billions of £’s are lost to cyber-criminals and even more billions wasted recovering and repairing in-effective cyber-security systems.
There’s a lot being said in various quarters about the Internet of Things (IOT) but whenever it comes up in conversation with senior people in the SME world, even those businesses that are definitely in the Medium bracket, with 25m upwards turnover, it raises a titter or two
Risk management is all about helping us to create plans for the future in a deliberate and responsible way. This requires us to explore what could go wrong in an organisation, on a day to day basis.