Cyber security – an introduction
No matter what business you are in, cyber security is becoming a key issue. It is increasingly likely that you have a reliance on the internet to trade and work. Many business now depend on online digital services to perform some or all functions that the business requires.
Almost everything can be done online in modern business – purchases, sales and banking – all examples of common business tasks done on a daily basis that may require internet services.
The data transferred in these transactions and stored by businesses is making the internet, or cyberspace, a productive target for criminals and online fraud.
Many large-scale cyber security breaches make the headlines but what is less well known is that around 70% of organisations keep their worst breaches secret.
It is estimated that in the UK there are around 1000 cyber attacks made on businesses each and every hour. Many of the unreported breaches never get into the public realm and are dealt with outside of law enforcement agencies.
Information and data security
Information, data and cyber security relate to similar things. It is becoming critical for businesses to take their responsibilities seriously in regards to information and data security. Data loss and the issues caused by losses are now becoming more common and serious, and people want to know their data is protected.
Information security principals can be summarised using the following:
- The data is confidential and accessible to known individuals
- The data can only be changed by authorised individuals
- Is available to be used whenever required by authorised individuals
As a business owner you need to make sure you know your data and who can access it
How can HW Technology help?
We have a number of services that can help you manage and secure your data appropriately, allowing you to focus on growing your business and leaving the data management to us.
Our hosted desktop solution can help meet many of your data and compliance requirements, whilst giving your workforce the flexibility to access your core systems from any location at anytime. To find out more please visit our hosted desktop service page.
Drop us a line to discuss your requirements and see how we can help your business.
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