81% of global organizations experienced increased cyber threats

A report from McAfee Enterprise and FireEye has indicates that during the Covid-19 pandemic, 81% of global organizations experienced increased cyber threats. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the recent pandemic when businesses and individuals have been focusing on health and social distancing measures by attacking systems that otherwise would have been monitored more closely or updated more frequently.

The UK government survey for 2021 from Ipsos Mori has revealed that; "   Four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. Like previous years, this is higher among medium businesses (65%), large businesses (64%) and high-income charities (51%).1 "    The report continues to suggest that average annual cost of data or asset loss could be in the region of £8460.

Don't wait for it to be you.

Data from the Atlas VPN research team reveals that 34% of businesses in the UK are forced to close down as a consequence of falling victim ransomware attacks. The truth is that cybercrime evolves at such a pace it is vital that your IT systems, firewalls, antivirus, passwords, data backup plans are all up to date and tested. It is a common misconception that if you have moved to the cloud or if you have you installed antivirus software that you are fully protected. The are numerous methods that hackers use to gain access as a trusted user of your systems.

Our clients enjoy the benefits of regular IT system security checks and updates. We help to put measures in place to reduce the risk of a data breach by analysing all aspects of a businesses IT systems, from password polices, such as strong passwords, email phishing policies,  firewalls, data backups, file versioning and endpoint protection. At Compucare we take care of these details allowing you to go about your business. We can arrange a FREE  security audit of your IT systems without obligation.     

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