“The internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits, but it also brings risks. Every day there are cyber attacks on UK companies like yours, attempting to steal your information and money or disrupt your business. It is increasingly important to manage these risks to take advantage of the internet whilst protecting your business.” HM Government
No business, whether large or small, can afford to ignore cyber security. In fact, in many cases, cyber criminals see smaller businesses as ‘easier prey’ than large organisations and therefore are starting to target them aggressively.
The government advice suggests businesses of all sizes should;
Download software updates
Download software and app updates as soon as they appear. They contain vital security upgrades that keep your devices and business information safe.
Use strong passwords
Use strong passwords made up of at least three random words. Using lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols will make your passwords even stronger.
Delete suspicious emails
Delete suspicious emails as they may contain fraudulent requests for information or links to viruses.
Use anti-virus software
Your computers, tablets and smartphones can easily become infected by small pieces of software known as viruses or malware. Install internet security software like anti-virus on all your devices to help prevent infection.
Train your staff
Make your staff aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them.
Ade Camilleri is a leading Internet marketer and Data Marketing Analyst for some of the worlds leading Comapnies with a focus on Tourism, Public Companies, Government Organmisatioons and iGaming. He forms part of the Media Plan group of Copmpanies who provide Digital Marketing Services for iGaming, Tourtism and Fortune 500 Companies.