Do you understand cyber risks? Only 18% of UK businesses do

In a recent report by Marsh titled ‘UK 2015 Cyber Risk Survey Report’, only 18% of UK firms stated they have complete understanding of cyber related threats, falling from 34% in 2014.

According to the study, 26% of UK respondents said they did not think cyber was an important risk, with only 16% putting it as a top 5 business priority. However with 40% of firms admitting they had been hit by a cyber attack in the last 12 months, it is clear that all businesses should be making it their top priority…if they haven’t done so already.toplaps-1243157

There are a number of defences to put in place to help minimise cyber risks, including:

  • Make sure you have an up-to-date anti-virus program

This can help defend your computer from viruses as long as it is updated regularly – this is because new viruses can appear everyday.

  • Beware of unknown email senders

Viruses can easily be attached to an email. We recommend that if you receive an email from someone that you don’t know, do not open it, and make your IT provider aware.

  • Back up files regularly

It is important that you back up your files regularly and store the backup somewhere besides your PC. If you fall victim to a virus attack, this means you can then recover valuable information.

  • Have an IT provider you can trust

At SCS Technology Solutions, our success is built on delivering outstanding IT services. We believe in complete transparency, offering guaranteed and audited response times, ensuring your business continues to operate securely and with ease.

If you have any questions or need any advice regarding IT security, please give us a call on 0800 9520652 or email sales@scstechsolutions.co.uk