Barclaycard finds cybercrime not Brexit the biggest worry for growing firms
Almost half of businesses cite this as a major concern, compared to 34 per cent worrying about the consequences of Brexit, the findings suggest, as companies juggle a string of new budget demands. Small businesses are an attractive target for cyber criminals. Research suggests that one in five e-commerce websites don’t know who handles their website security, with 50% stating that they are not prepared for an attack and had no recovery plan if one took place.
What can small businesses do to defend against cyber crime?
41% of SME’s have a secure WiFi Router, so the chances are your business will need to password protect your WiFi
Find a robust anti-virus solution, these can be managed from one location and rolled out via licence to other devices.
95% of cyberattacks involve human error at some point, from giving away a password, to leaving doors open. Some tips here.
Keep computers and devices up to date by installing patches and and updates on a regular basis.
Layer admin privileges so staff has access to the information that they need, rather than everything.