Cybersecurity is a huge issue from security breaches to computer hacks, companies are in a constant need to keep information confidential and safe. If there are loopholes in your security process, you are putting your product and customers data at risk. As large companies continue to get more serious about data security, small businesses are becoming increasingly attractive targets and the results are often devastating for small business owners. A data breach could cripple small businesses, costing them thousands or millions in lost sales and/or damages. Even though it’s normally the most motivated attackers will frequently do this using commodity tools and techniques, so putting in place security controls and processes that can mitigate these attackers will go some way to make your business a hard target. Fortunately, there are effective and affordable ways to reduce the common types of cyber attacks on businesses.
Take a glance at the taken actions in order of preventing or reducing risks in UK businesses, 2019:
- Applying software updates when they are available is the most applied rule or control in businesses in order of minimizing the cybersecurity risks with a rate of 91%.
- Up to date malware protection is ranked as the second most implemented rule in surveyed UK businesses for preventing cybersecurity risks with a rate of 90%.
- Firewalls with appropriate configuration come at next as an implemented rule for preventing and minimizing cybersecurity risks with a rate of 89%.
- Restricting IT admin and access rights to specific users also listed as an action taken by organizations for defending their cybersecurity with a rate of 80%.
- Only allowing access via company-owned devices also ranked as an implemented rule by surveyed businesses in order of reducing cybersecurity risks with a rate of 70%.
A Graph Shows The Actions Taken to Prevent or Minimize Cyber-Security Risks in The UK, 2019.