Help your business be aware of cyber dangers

15 May 2017

Following the cyber-attack on NHS systems on Friday, we are warning local businesses to be prepared for the unexpected.

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One in four businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the last 12 months. Cyber criminals target all kinds of businesses – large and small. Here are some top tips for your staff to help protect your business:

  • make it a priority. Your staff need to know you take the risk of a cyber-attack seriously.
  • be clear about the risks posed by removable media and personal devices – have a policy on their use and make sure staff know about it.
  • ensure staff know what to look out for – such as unexpected email attachments and dodgy websites.
  • make IT security part of your staff induction process – it’s important, so your staff need to know about it right from the start.
  • ensure everyone sets strong passwords – provide advice to help your staff with this. A good password has a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, and should never include personal information such as names or dates of birth of your spouse or children.
  • encourage an incident reporting culture – it could cost your business dearly if staff are afraid to report a cyber-attack for fear of recriminations.

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