Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, and companies must be aware of the risks.
The risks are constantly evolving
Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, and it’s important to be aware of the latest ones. The risks are changing all the time. The risks are growing in number and severity.
The risk landscape is always shifting, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on new cybersecurity threats as well as known ones that might have changed or gotten worse over time.
Who is most at risk?
Small businesses, that don’t have the resources to protect themselves, are at the greatest risk. Companies that don’t have the right IT systems in place and those with a lot of data but not enough security are also vulnerable. Finally, companies that do not have a plan for dealing with a cyber attack are vulnerable because they cannot respond quickly or effectively when one occurs.
What to do about it?
- Build a prevention plan. This can include:
- Monitoring for suspicious activity and responding quickly to it when it occurs.
- Having a response plan in place that includes solutions such as backups, antivirus software and firewalls (to name just a few).
- Ensuring that you know who to contact if there is an incident or breach so they can get started on resolving the problem as soon as possible.
- Training you team
Companies need prevention and detection plans.
Companies need to have a plan in place. If a company is not prepared, it could face huge financial losses and even go out of business. It’s important to know how to respond if an attack occurs, as well as how to recover from one.
The first step is understanding what cybersecurity threats are out there and how they work so that you can protect your business against them.
Cyber Essentials – What is it and why do I need it?
What is it?
The Cyber Essentials scheme is an ISAMW self-assessment questionnaire process. The questionnaire will then be signed off by a member of the board or an equivalent signory. After this, it is then verified by a certification body trained and licensed to certify against the Cyber Essentials scheme (like ourselves here at The Unite Group). It is important before applying you ensure your organisation meets all the requirements. This includes having evidence ready to be provided to prove you meet the requirements.
Now the why;
- Reduce the risk of falling victim to a cyber attack
- Demonstrate to your customers that you take cyber security seriously
- Open your organisation to the opportunities of working with the Government and the Ministry of Defence
- Feel confident you have the basic levels of protection in place
The cyber security landscape is changing rapidly, and companies need to stay ahead of the curve. The risks are constantly evolving and there are new threats every day. The best way to protect against these threats is with a proactive approach that includes prevention and detection plans.
Cyber Essentials can help with this, and The Unite group can be the one to help you get it!