Cyber Security Essentials & Business Resilience
It’s now official! The national crime agency have issued a report showing that Cybercrime and computer misuse now outstrip all other forms of crime affecting people. 53% of all reported crime is computer related. What is even more worrying is that the majority of cybercrime goes unreported. Banks are beginning to take a harder line on people who don’t take sufficient measures to protect their financial details, fall for obvious phishing emails or don’t use decent antivirus software. What’s worrying is that most companies don’t meet even basic cyber security standards set out by the government. Even more worrying is the fact that a very high percentage of IT support engineers and companies aren’t meeting, let alone implementing, these standards either. They still do what is easiest for providing support and easiest for the end user. The governments Cyber essentials program is designed to help protect UK businesses from over 80% of all unsophisticated cyber-attack.
Wynn Jones of Praetorian IT Security will be running a seminar during Fife Business week outlining the most common forms of attack used by cyber criminals and hackers, how most IT engineers make it easier for hackers to gain a foothold on SMEs networks, cyber essentials, and good security practises for the small business owner.