It seems everyone is talking about cyber attacks these days.

From national headlines about foreign attacks to criminals targeting closer to home.

There’s so much to remember!

Cyber attacks can have a devastating on businesses both financial and in terms of their productivity. As a helpful guide, we’ve come up with five things you should remember… at the very least!

Stay up to date

Keeping online cyber protection up to the latest version goes without saying, but you can also help yourself by staying up to date with the latest risks that threaten your business. Staff training is also key to making sure everyone knows the latest risks and more importantly, how to safeguard against them. The key to successfully remaining vigilant against cyber risk is through continued learning.

Keep your software updated
Cybercriminals will be quick to pounce if they notice any vulnerability in your IT network and these can quickly arise when software isn’t updated regularly or when advised. A significant amount of breaches can arise from systems which don’t use the latest operating systems and using outdated software, so ensuring to update can go a long way in keeping your systems secure against cybercrime.

Encourage staff to think before they click
There are many ways criminals can gain access to your IT systems. Emails and other digital communications are particularly vulnerable. Making sure staff know this and having a few simple rules about the office so that people are reminded ‘think before you click’ will help boost protection. It’s particularly important that staff are constantly reminded to be vigilant when working from home.

Form your defence
Over the past year, more than half of SMEs in the UK have experienced some type of cyberattack, with no end in sight. While there’s a lot you can do to safeguard your computer network, there’s no way to be 100% confident you won’t fall victim to an attack. To ensure that you’re ready should something go wrong, make sure you have a plan in place. Key to that is obviously insurance.

Work with the right people
Not every business has an IT team in place, or dedicated PR people to deal with an attack. When it comes to protecting your business, it helps to have access to other businesses that you can rely on.

Insurance is that vital safety net to keep your business going in times of trouble. Get in touch with one of our experts to find out more.