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Cyber Security in 2022

In 2022, more people are online now than ever before. The internet is a necessity, not just for entertainment purposes but for work, financial management & more. With an increase in people working from home on their devices and more businesses using technology, it is vital that you protect your company from potential security breaches.

According to the CyberEdge Group’s 2022 Cyberthreat Defence Report, 11.3% of UK businesses’ IT budget is allocated to information security. This makes it one of the lowest locations that allocate budget to their cyber security. In addition, the UK’s expectation for cyber compromises occurring to businesses within the next 12 months is 83.4%. In the past 12 months, the amount of UK businesses that experienced at least one successful attack was 81.4%.

The Cyber Edge 2022 Cyberthreat Defence Report can be viewed, here.

How can I protect my business from future breaches?

Protecting your business is pivotal to demonstrate to clients that you are committed to your security and have the knowledge & capabilities to guard against threats. Of course, it’s also important to know how to protect yourself to avoid the loss of income that a cyber-attack can cause.

A way to protect your business against cyber security is through the effective, government-backed Cyber Essentials Scheme. This is a self-assessment certificate where your business has to meet requirements to achieve it. Cyber Essentials shows businesses how to address the basics and prevent the most common attacks. This then deters other attackers as they look for businesses that don’t have the technical controls in place to deal with them.

We are proud to be working in partnership with Bleam to deliver this certification to businesses. We can provide guidance on how to implement processes and systems that will meet the criteria of the scheme. Get in touch.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a good trust indicator to employees, clients, business partners & more that you have the skills and abilities to protect your business in the event of a cyber attack. This shows that you take data handling and cyber security seriously which is attractive to prospective clients.

This certification supports compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) & can help stop around 80% of cyber attacks.

Protecting your business should be a priority, whether you have experienced any malicious security attacks or not. Don’t wait and think it won’t happen to your business, stay protected.

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Our experts are ready to assist you with your Cyber Essentials certification & guide you to taking that extra step in protecting your company. Get in touch today for more information, or read more on our Cyber Essentials page, here.

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