Are you cyber aware?
08 August 2017
From the time lost dealing with a cyber-attack, to the potential reputational damage, the impact can be considerable.
HMRC supports the government’s Cyber Aware campaign which encourages individuals and small businesses to adopt simple activities that make a big difference including:
Always install the latest software and app updates - they contain vital security updates which help protect devices from viruses and hackers
Always back-up your most important data - to an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage system. If your business’ devices are infected by a virus or accessed by a hacker, your data may be damaged or deleted
Provide staff with cyber awareness training - simple measures like incentivising staff to report phishing emails or educating them on ‘always downloading software updates’ can go a long way. Direct staff to www.cyberaware.gov.uk for the latest advice
Report all incidents of fraud and cybercrime to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at actionfraud.police.uk