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12 steps to secure your business from cyber attacks

As the threat of cyber-attacks continues to grow, it is crucial for businesses like yours to prioritise online security. Over the last 2 years, around 90% of UK businesses have faced an increased risk of cyber threats and attacks due to the adoption of digitalisation within their organisations. With this and the threat of cyber-attacks continuing to grow, it is crucial for businesses like yours to prioritise online security.

At The South East Cyber Resilience Centre, our mission is to help organisations like yours protect themselves from cyber threats. Don’t wait for your business to fall victim to an attack, take action today to secure your assets, technology and people.

To assist you in safeguarding your business, we have compiled a list of 12 essential steps to secure your organisation from cyber-attacks. These steps are based on industry best practices and our extensive experience in the field. By implementing these measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber criminals.

1. Regularly update your software and operating systems to patch vulnerabilities.

2. Use strong, unique passwords and enable two-step verification.

3. Educate your employees about phishing scams and social engineering techniques.

4. Implement a reliable backup system to protect your data from ransomware attacks.

5. Install and regularly update antivirus and anti-malware software.

6. Restrict user access privileges to minimise the impact of a potential breach.

7. Regularly review and update your firewall and network security settings.

8. Conduct regular security audits to identify and address vulnerabilities.

9. Encrypt sensitive data to prevent unauthorised access.

10. Develop an incident response plan to minimise the impact of a cyber-attack.

11. Train employees on data protection and privacy best practices.

12. Stay informed about the latest cyber threats and security trends.

If you would like further assistance or guidance on implementing these measures, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team of experts is here to support you in securing your business from cyber-attacks.

How does The South East Cyber Resilience Centre work with SME's to tackle the threat posed by cybercrime?

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We hope this will be useful for you but if you have any further questions or would like to know how we can help your business, please get in touch.


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