A recent UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey has found that 2 in 5 UK businesses have reported a cyber attack or a data breach in the last 12 months. These findings are suggesting to us that the level of cyber security breaches and attacks have amplified since Covid-19. A huge reason for this is remote working and businesses struggling to manage and oversee IT security whilst their employees are working from home.
From the minute that you connect your device to the internet, you have entered the cyber world where a lot of cyber criminals are lurking with the intent to commit crime. In this blog post we will also mention some of the most important and basic security procedures to keep you and your devices safe.
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Most businesses acknowledge the importance that cyber security risks pose to their business. However, we haven’t seen many businesses prioritise their cyber security and many have failed to develop any strategies to effectively respond to these cyber threats. A study by Microsoft in 2019 has found that 62% of executives ranked cyber security as the top-five risk management priority and only 30% had developed a risk management plan to manage the cyber security risks.
Cyber essentials certification is an assessment that takes place internally & performs a check of your security systems. Cyber Essentials Plus certification requires a third party vulnerability assessment of your security systems in order to earn your accreditation.
With the significant innovation and advancement of technology there has also been a significant increase in the number of cyber security breaches in the recent years which has only amplified during the pandemic. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps businesses implement basic cyber security controls within infrastructure to have the protection there against common cybersecurity threats.