cyber crime awareness

The most common cyber security breaches occur as a result of malware delivered via emails, which means it’s essential that all staff understand cyber crime and how to prevent it.

An article for The HR Director recently pointed out that 92 per cent of all malware is sent via email, citing Verizon’s 2018 Breach Investigations Report. That means staff can be convinced to reveal sensitive information, including their passwords, or could open a dangerous attachment.

These emails can be sent to anyone in a business, from those at the very top to those at the very bottom, which is why it’s so important to make sure everyone has been trained in the importance of data security.

In fact, the article noted that although employees are a business’ biggest asset, they are also its biggest risk. This is according to research from Centrify. The news provider argues that annual training sessions on data protection aren’t enough.

“Create a plan on how best to communicate cyber security information to all employees to get all departments on board with training and best practices,” the news provider states.

This should be the case whether you’re running a small business or a multinational company. In fact, a recent article for Entrepreneur suggested that SMEs in particular need to make sure they are embedding cyber security into every level of their organisation.

More established SMEs in particular may have fallen behind in terms of carrying out digital risk assessments, and could therefore be at greater risk, the news provider suggested.

If you think you need help with your cyber security readiness, contact us today to find out how our services can help ensure you’re protected.

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