Cybercrime has developed from a growing concern to a real threat to thousands of UK businesses.

Gone are the days when thieves targeted big corporations with vast piles of cash to tap into. Now, no one is safe from cyber criminals.

In the UK alone last year four in ten businesses were hit by cyber criminals with an average cost of £9,000 per business.

When an attack happens it can hit your finances, your reputation and grind your business to a halt.

These types of figures can have a serious impact on business – from client information, backed-up financial information and staff records.

The effects are not just financial. If your business is attacked, how do your clients view that?

While there are several steps you can take to guard against this kind of thing, including keeping computers up to date, increase employee awareness and creating strong passwords, insurance can give you peace of mind to get on with running your business.