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If your business hasn’t suffered a cyber-attack yet, it’s highly likely it will soon

Wednesday 29th April
If your business hasn’t suffered a cyber-attack yet, it’s highly likely it will soon

Kerry London Regional Managing Director, Dean Calaz, on Kerry London’s top five tips for managing the risks that cyber-crime presents.

It’s an alarming fact that almost half of UK businesses have already suffered a cyber-attack or data breach.

In fact, the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that you are more likely to be victim of online fraud or cyber-crime than any other crime.

If your business is one of the lucky ones that hasn’t yet fallen victim to an online criminal, the question you should be asking is are we ready for the attack when it comes, not whether it will happen.

At Kerry London, we’re not in the business of scaremongering, but we are in the business of protecting our clients.  In our opinion, cyber-crime more than ever, is the biggest threat to the success of businesses right now, and you need to ensure your business is protected.  Of course, having a cyber insurance policy will go some way to protecting you, but doing all you can to prevent it happening is just as important. Kerry London’s top five tips for managing the risks that cyber-crime presents:

Tip 1: Employee Education

You should maintain constant awareness of the risk of a cyber-attack.  Provide staff training, produce security policies and keep on delivering the message.

Tip 2: Guard your network

It’s critical that you guard your network and filter out any malicious content. We recommend producing a plan for regular monitoring and testing of your security systems.

Tip 3: Establish strict rules for flash drives

You should rigorously control all access to flash drives and removable media devices. Make sure you scan everything for malware before allowing it to be imported into your systems.

Tip 4: Define your mobile working policy

These days, working from home is more prevalent than ever.  Make sure you have a mobile working policy and educate your employees on how to protect data in transit.

Tip 5: Be prepared

Be sure to have your business continuity plans ready; if something does happen, you are ready to respond quickly.  It can make all the difference.

Reality states that despite doing everything you can to prevent a cyber-attack, there’s a high possibility it will happen to your business.  And that’s where a cyber insurance policy will kick in.  If you’d like to talk to us about how you can protect your business in the digital age, then simply get in touch.

info@kerrylondon.co.uk

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