Why a regular review of your cyber security protection is a good idea for your business.
Can you afford to be complacent when it comes to security?
Not when over half of all cyber-attacks are occurring against small businesses.
Due to the war in Ukraine, and with more people working from home or remotely, cyber-attacks have surged. Unfortunately, no business is too small to avoid a cyber-attack.
Cybercriminals use software to scan for IP addresses that they can target to gain access to a network or device. They also rely on human error to get through. Not only do you have to think about implementing security software, but it is also important to train your employees to spot a scam.
When was the last time your business had a cyber security check?
A cyber security health check for your business will help you identify any vulnerabilities, giving you the information, you need to put together a cyber security plan. It will give you the confidence to know you’re doing all you can to protect your network. You can act immediately should you identify any risks, and can make sure your company is adhering to the regulations in terms of GDPR.
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We recently completed several free cyber security checks for businesses in the UK.
Our research showed some alarming results:
did not train their staff in spotting emails from hackers and what to do with them.
of businesses did not back up their data correctly, so in the event of a hardware failure or cyber security issue, 9 out of 10 companies we checked would not be able to recover their data.
did not have any email security, this means any "Phishing" emails sent to target their staff would get through.
were using sub-standard or outdated antivirus software on their devices.
do not have any protection on their Wi-Fi, printers or CCTV therefore leaving them open for easy hacking.
With these results it is easy to see why the number of businesses suffering from cybercrime has dramatically increased since 2020.
Unfortunately, many small businesses operate outdated software and do not keep their systems supported. They are under the illusion that they will never fall victim to a cybercrime. Sadly, they are wrong. Small businesses are the easy targets and these are the ones that cybercriminals tend to prey on.
Check our free video: IT Security for business explained
Ask your IT supplier to do a cyber security health check for you. Typically, this should cover:
Basic IP Check:
Common Ports Access Check:
Network permissions (shares):
Data Backup and Recovery Process:
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery:
Current Anti-Virus Settings:
Email Security Settings:
MITRE ATT&CK report comparison:
Microsoft 365 Audit:
WiFi access Review:
At MFTS, we can offer you a free security health check.
This would involve an assessment of your existing security to find out what might need improving.
If you don’t have an IT support contract for your business, talk to us. We can advise you about what you might need to change or upgrade. If you require a more in-depth security check, we can also do this.