Let Netitude help protect your business from cyber threats.

Cyber-attacks are becoming far more common and pose major damage to your computer systems. From insider threats to ransomware attacks to data breaches, the list never ends.

As a result, many companies find themselves trying to navigate their way through murky waters without the right knowledge or equipment.

True network security needs a multi-layered approach.

Covering not only computer network solutions but also staff education and awareness.

We are passionate about network security and start with a full security audit. This allows our analysts to assess your current level of risk for experiencing a successful cyber-attack.

Using risk management, our analysts can reduce the likelihood of anyone gaining unauthorised access to sensitive data. They will also recommend a layered security solution, data backup and disaster recovery service tailored to your business.

Netitude’s managed cyber security service ticks all the boxes. Offering the best possible protection for your business.

Get in touch to find out more about our security services in Bristol, Bath and the South West. 

 

 

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Why is cyber security important?

It’s easy to see why some businesses are unsure whether to invest in network security when there are so many challenges that are associated with it.

Common perceptions include “we don’t have the budget” or “it doesn’t affect us”. however, in the last few years, it has been made a global priority and it is more important than ever to protect yourselves.

While SMEs (small and medium enterprises) often assume they’re safe from cyber crime, they carry a big target on their backs. Cyber criminals often believe SME’s don’t have the knowledge or expertise to know what’s happening within their network. 40% of cyber crime victims are SME’s.

But what exactly is at risk? Cyber attacks pose a major threat to business continuity, with loss of productivity and data. Without the correct protection, a cyber attack can have the potential to devastate your business. How? through cost or negative publicity and poor relations with customers.

The field of cyber crime is a constantly changing landscape, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. Now more than ever, it is crucial that your business is fully equipped to deal with cyber threats.

Need numbers? Here are some facts about cyber-attacks today.

Over a 12-month period, The 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that a massive 43% of UK businesses had reported security breaches across their operating systems.

  • In the past 12 months, more than 4 out of 10 UK businesses suffered a cyber-attack.
  • This rises to 72% for large scale UK businesses suffering a breach or attack. With an average financial cost of £9,260 for each.
  • Large firms identified an average of 12 attacks per year, and 6 attacks on average for medium-sized businesses.
  • 2 in 5 small businesses reported at least one information security breach that impacted their profits or reduced client confidence.
  • The most common attack was fake emails to staff trying to gain access to passwords and sensitive information.
  • Followed by cyber criminals using social engineering to impersonate businesses. Allowing them to trick customers.
  • As well as malicious software, ransomware and viruses being infected onto computer systems.

To help cut down on security threats, the government are bringing in new security measures. This encourages businesses to be active in reducing their chances of falling victim to cyber-crime with the Cyber Essentials Certification scheme. Netitude is an approved partner of the Cyber Essentials scheme which has five main security measures that prevent 80% of cyber-attacks.

Data breaches cost you time and money.

Cyber-attacks cost more than productivity, they cost you money too. You may have to pay ransoms to cybercriminals to retrieve your data or fines to the government for weak data protection. According to Cybersecurity Ventures 2017 Annual Cybercrime Report, Cyber crime is predicted to cost companies around £6 trillion worldwide by 2021.

New data protection regulations (GDPR) took effect in 2018. Meaning businesses have a more important role to play in protecting customer data. Hefty fines of up to 4% of annual turnover can be charged if your company is found to have poor protection in place.

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