The cyber threat to SME’s

When it comes to cyber breaches or attacks, it is easy to assume that only large businesses are targeted. With high profile global businesses, from Yahoo to My Fitness Pal, headlining the news with data breaches, it is a common misconception that smaller businesses are not targeted by cyber crime.

In 2018 over four in ten businesses (43%) were impacted by a cyber breach or attack (Department for Digital, Culture, Sport and Media). It is evident that any business is a potential victim. Your business is custodian of a mass of data, and if you fail to protect it, the risk of financial loss from cyber attack is acute.

Lack of cyber resilience in your organisation can be far reaching. Valuable business information can be stolen, including personal and client data, not to mention the costly impact of cyber related system downtime. The direct financial loss, and indirect cost to your reputation, can be devastating.

It is more essential now than ever for small businesses to actively seek protection from the cyber threat. Best practice security measures should be in place to minimise risk and provide adequate protection on a continuous basis.

Protect your business from the cyber threat with a managed cyber security service provided by Sota. With SotaProtect, you can choose your level of protection, from essential best practice, to full Cyber Essentials accreditation.

 

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