How Vulnerable is my Business to a Cyberattack?

Cybercrime figures in 2022 reveal the importance of a fully comprehensive cybersecurity plan.

Cybercrime has risen by over 300% since the Coronavirus outbreak; and despite restrictions easing and infections rates dropping, cyber criminals show no sign of reducing their onslaught on Sussex businesses. 

Cybercrime has changed dramatically over recent years, basic safeguards and firewalls are of little resistance to the many sophisticated forms of malicious malware out there.

“So, just how vulnerable is my business to a cyberattack?” 

Naturally, this is a question on the mind of many Sussex business owners, and unfortunately, it is highly likely that you will experience a cyberattack this year, if you haven’t already.

A reported 62% of UK businesses reported having some form of cyberattack in 2021, and government experts claim this could reach as high as 80% in 2022.

With this in mind, the grim reality is, it is not “if” but “when”. 

“So, what can I do to protect my business?”

Having a fully comprehensive cybersecurity plan is essential in building the best defence possible against incoming cyberattacks.

Whilst installing safeguards, such as firewalls and antivirus software is important, it is also essential to add extra layers of security to make it as difficult as possible for cyber criminals to access your secure files. 

The implementation of two or multi factor authentication maximises the safety of online accounts by requiring two or more types of validation before the user is granted access to their secure files – an excellent strategy which we have introduced to many of our valued clients. 

Furthermore, having a proven backup and disaster recovery solution is of paramount importance. Cyber security experts report that as much as 60% of UK companies go out of business after a major data loss. Ensuring you have a tried and tested incident response plan can massively reduce downtime, on average, downtime will cost a small to medium sized UK business £6,000 an hour. 

According to experts, the average downtime for a business with only a standard backup recovery solution in place is a minimum of five days, costing companies thousands – we at CSE provide data backup recovery solutions which will have your business back up and running within 4 hours! 

If you would like to find out more about how we at Computer Systems Engineers can help your business build the best fully comprehensive cybersecurity plan possible, speak to one of our consultants today! 

Call: 01444 238070