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Why Cyber Security Is Everyone’s Problem

The term ‘Cyber Security’ can be daunting for those who don’t specialise in technology. We’re told it’s important and could result in disastrous consequences. Yet many don’t know where to start their cyber security journey.

The real problem is that business owners like you, assume you have cyber security covered because you have in-house IT or are outsourcing to an IT company. Unless you or they have a specialist cyber security team, you are just hoping they have this covered.

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How likely are your staff to fall for a phishing email?

Phishing is one of the most dangerous, yet successful forms of cyber threats to SMEs. Hackers pretend to be trustworthy entities such as clients, colleagues, IT departments or suppliers, and trick you into disclosing sensitive information. According to a survey by Sophos, 41% of businesses reported phishing attacks daily, and over 77% experienced attacks at least once per month.

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5 Steps to Email Compliance

Your email is NOT secure.

For most businesses, email is a vital method of communication. Many organisations rely on email to send confidential information within and outside the business. The widespread use of email for confidential information makes it highly vulnerable to exploitation. In fact, email accounts for 35% of all data loss incidents, a recent study found. So with huge potential to cause harm to your business, there is a need to secure, control and track email messages and attachments wherever you send them.

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Why you should change your passwords right now

Think your password is strong enough?

We’ve all been guilty of using weak passwords. But doing so makes you vulnerable to having your online accounts hacked. We all know we should use stronger passwords, so why don’t we?

Well, humans are creatures of habit. We like to repeat; it makes things easier to remember. We also find it difficult to remember complex patterns, so we use passwords that are easy to memorise, such as your house name, or date of birth.

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