Businesses across the globe spend billions of pounds on trying to protect their data assets. Yet large scale security breaches are happening on a daily basis and it seems that in recent years, the threat has increased.
A recent joint study by BT and KPMG found that only one in five IT decision makers in large companies are confident that their business is prepared for a cyber attack. The research showed that businesses feel constrained by regulation, available resources and a dependence on third parties when responding to attacks. It also flagged the need for larger budgets for security and data protection - 60% of decision makers report that their organisations cyber security is currently financed by the central IT budget.
Another study by the Ponemon Institute has shown that 25% of data breaches can be attributed to human error. Many people mistakenly believe that because they are using cloud email services, the security has been outsourced to Microsoft or Google. But the recent Malware attack on Office 365 proved that businesses simply can’t rely on the built-in security tools. A layered defence is crucial.
The cryptolocker virus is arguably the most severe security threats that is affecting SMEs just now. Recently one of our major clients were hit by the Cryptolocker virus, which had come in on a laptop bought by one of the staff in the USA.
This so-called ransomware works like this:
So how can you protect yourself and your business from this critical threat?
Call Exsel on 0141 442 0202 to arrange an appointment with one of our technical architects and find out what level of protection would be suitable for your business.
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Give Exsel Group a call on 0141 442 0202, or drop us an email, to discuss what we can do for your business.