Do you think you can’t afford to do anything about cyber security? Here’s a home truth – you can’t afford not to. Cyber-crime could cripple your business. 74% of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK had a security breach in 2015. Costs are rising. £311,000 is the shocking average cost of a significant attack to a small business. If you’re worried, that’s understandable, but taking action makes more sense. And it’s easy to make a big difference to your protection.
There are 10 steps you can take:
We’d like to introduce you to Cyber Essentials. This UK Government backed certification scheme is aimed at protecting small and medium-sized businesses from the all too prevalent attacks on their IT systems and their customer’s data.
It’s a simple concept that’s very effective. Cyber Essentials allows you to demonstrate to your customers, investors, insurers and others that you’ve taken the right steps to reduce your risk of falling victim to cyber-crime and, critically, that you’re keeping data secure.
More and more businesses, organisations and individuals are looking out for the Cyber Essentials logo. You won’t stand a chance of securing some contracts without it. In fact, it’s been mandatory for some central Government contracts since 2014. It shows that you’re serious and responsible, and, of course, makes a huge difference to your level of risk.
Flexible and Affordable
Urban IT are the ideal partner for Cyber Essentials certification. We know that some business need to start from scratch and others need only a little help. Our solutions fit around you and are excellent value for money. We don’t expect you to pay for a service you don’t need or for information you already know.
However far you’ve got to go with your cyber security, the time to start is now.