SMEs should make cyber security part of every new employee’s onboarding process to fight the threat from ever sophisticated hackers.
We all watched as the business world descended into an unprecedented panic over GDPR and what would happen upon being non-compliant. But there are technological advances on the horizon with far more terrifying consequences, says Real Business columnist Jan Cavelle.
Do you ever log on to a public WiFi hotspot to check on your bank balance, transfer money or maybe make online purchases” If the answer to these questions is yes, then according to Santander, your personal or online banking security could be compromised in just minutes.
Despite a growing awareness of cyber risks amongst businesses, a lack of knowledge about which bespoke protections are increasingly available to SMEs is threatening reputations and, ultimately, profit margins.
Much research has been dedicated to the upheavals needed to be ready for the May 25 GDPR deadline, with a report revealing only 21% of UK SME bosses are “very confident” that they understand all the regulations that apply to them.
Once upon a time, in an enterprise far, far away, there lived a valiant IT manager and team. The team kept its company’s precious data safe from the evil, horrid hackers. One day, a breach occurred and sensitive data was stolen. Luckily, the company recovered but only just.
Public WiFi lets you work outside the office and provides a cheap alternative to mobile broadband. But it is vulnerable to hackers, so if you’re conducting business (or using it for sensitive personal communications) then you need to take precautions.
Plagued by cyber attacks and skills shortages in the midst of political turmoil, many bosses underestimated threats in 2017 and overestimated their own recovery capability. That’s why it’s time to gear up for some inevitable challenges this year.
Phishing scams have taken Britain by storm, ruthlessly using our very nature against us. As Karla Burnett, an engineer for mobile payments company Stripe, suggested at Black Hat 2017, we re just fantastically human.
Daren Howell, business continuity expert at Sungard Availability Services, looks at how businesses are extremely relaxed or dangerously unaware of the changing responsibilities and liabilities around compliance.
The evidence is clear, hacking can result in serious financial damage to a business. However, high-profile hacking episodes are not being heeded by SMEs.
A look at minimising the risk of phishing attacks as the numbers continue to grow, affecting businesses and individuals alike.