Cyber security is talked about increasingly in the news, both worldwide and on a more local level. Although this has increased awareness of the threats that businesses can face, there is still a disconnect between SMEs who consider themselves to be strongly protected against cyber threats and the fact that many of them are still experiencing security breaches on occasion, if not regularly. So, why is this the case? Do your customers believe that they are better protected than they actually are, whilst being oblivious to the real cyber security risks?
According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 nearly half of all UK firms have suffered a UK cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. The average cost to a large business is roughly £20,000 but the reality is that financial implications from the breach itself, as well as the knock on impact of customer loss and reputational damage, could be thousands or it could be millions.
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