Worried your business may have been hacked and that you might not have noticed? If you spot just one of the signs highlighted in this month’s guide, you could help protect your business from a potential catastrophe!
Being hacked is scary. It has the potential to destroy your business and everything you’ve worked towards. And it’s no longer about if you’re going to be attacked, it’s when! That’s because the rise in cybercrime figures is alarming.
You may have heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS back in 2017. It brought many NHS trusts to a standstill and left the country with a £92 million IT bill.
Those kinds of huge headline hacks make business owners and managers believe their organisation is too small to be targeted.
Hackers love small businesses too…
But the reality today is that all businesses are being targeted, all the time. Hackers use automated software to look for vulnerabilities everywhere. And when they find them, they will exploit them to either cause damage, or demand cash to release data.
No one is exempt from this type of attack – not even your business – and it’s happening more and more because hackers love ransomware attacks. The threat has become so dangerously high, that it’s estimated that in 2019, attacks like this will cost organisations and businesses £9 billion in damages.
That’s just ransomware attacks. What about data breaches? Data breaches could destroy the trust you have with your client as well as be a GDPR nightmare. There has been a string of high-profile privacy and data breaches recently. In January alone, exactly 1,769,185,063 user records were leaked (that’s 1.7 billion). And the main cause of data breaches is malicious or criminal attacks.
Finally, but not exhaustively, the global cost of cybercrime itself is expected to exceed $2 trillion in 2019. The threat is so high; Investor Warren Buffet has claimed it’s bigger than threats from nuclear weapons.
The facts are terrifying…
What does it mean to your business?
As you’re reading this, think about if your business is prepared for a potential attack – small or large. And if your data was leaked, your systems rendered useless and money was stolen, how this would affect the business you have worked so hard to build? The 11 points referred to earlier are clearly laid out in this month’s guide – it also tells you can do if you think you’ve been hacked, so it’s definitely worth looking at!
We’re not just an emergency recovery service. Most of our clients use us to proactively monitor and protect them, so they just don’t need to think about this kind of thing. We’d love to do the same for your business. So, if you have any questions, please get in touch by giving us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.