In 2020, businesses were forced into looking at alternative ways to continue providing their services during circumstances that can be described as unprecedented and unforeseen, to say the least. Forced to change their outlook, the globe saw a massive increase in remote working stats. As face-to-face became unacceptable, cloud-based hosting providers proved to be a vital part of the solution. Cloud computing partners Knowall IT London enabled companies to continue to operate, enabling online and hybrid working options.
As more and more companies turned to cloud-based options, cyber-criminals saw this as an opportunity for increased cyber-attacks. Here are some stats from the past year, 2020, to give you and idea of why you need to get business ready.
- 61% of companies suffered a ransomware attack with an average downtime of 6 days downtime – reportedly double the down time from 2019
- Email threats rose to 64%
- 79% of organisation’s experienced a cyber threat of some kind
Those who were already cybercrime-savvy already realised that is a vulnerable position to be in. Realising that cyber-criminals were on the rampage and those who looked into taking extra precautions to ensure their businesses did not become one of those sinister statistics, benefitted.
Cyber activity is not something that anyone should take for granted anyone who believes that their business is too small to be attacked by malware, spyware and or cyber phishing attacks must urgently revisit their stance. If you have no protection, you will be affected one way or another.
If you are someone has already increased your protection and is utilizing all the options at your disposal, now is not the time to become complacent as cyber-criminals up their game to find their way into your business. It is vital to ensure that your employees are on the same page as you. Part of protecting the personal information of your employees, your business suppliers, contractors and the like, is ensuring that all staff are made aware of the implications of a cyber invasion and that they understand the terminology and methods, such as phishing and scams, associated with this fairly new area of criminal activity.
It is possible, with Phishing Awareness Training, to ensure that you business is secure from the human error which is required for cyber-criminals to succeed in infiltrating your business, preventing the possible catastrophic loss of earning and generally bringing a stop to your operations, as fast as Covid did! Hackers and scammers utilising phishing techniques, rely on the fact that humans are naïve and can be easily persuaded into unwittingly clicking on a link that could bring your entire network to its knees.
Knowall IT offers your business Phishing Awareness Training where a live phishing simulation is affected on your network, allowing you to know for sure if your staff are ready for an attack when the real thing occurs… and it will. Being proactive in identifying employees who may place your business at risk keeps you one-step ahead of the hackers.