The business benefits of cyber security for SMEs.
First published in Computer Fraud & Security: https://www.journals.
Cyber security is often discussed in terms of data breaches, regulatory fines and business disruption.
The advantages are seldom highlighted. For example, effective cyber security makes it possible for companies to innovate and this drives revenue, profit and growth. Defending against cyber-crime can deliver genuine benefits for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and result in more valuable rganisations…
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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are often charged with safeguarding their customers’ IT systems from cyber attacks.
However, new research has revealed that cyber criminals have identified MSPs as a high value target and are systemically carrying
out attacks. Typically, MSPs have access to the systems of multiple customers, enabling hackers to launch malicious attacks on many
organisations with just one hack. The research showed that 74% of MSPs themselves have suffered at least one cyber-attack …
Small Business and Cyber Security
The finance sector regulator recorded a ten-fold increase in cyber-crime incidents between 2017 and 2018, however, across all sectors more businesses are reporting being impacted by a cyber incident year-on-year.
Often hardest hit is small to medium enterprises (SMEs), that lack the expertise and financial resources to withstand the fallout from
a cyber incident…
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