It is not just the big-name corporates that are at risk from cyberattack, states leading UK insolvency consultant Business Rescue Expert.SMEs are equally likely to suffer attacks and are less likely to have initiated effective defense procedures.
As well as hitting a small business in the pocket, a cyberattack can also result in loss of trust and a damaged reputation.
BRE lists a number of risk factors and the counter measures that SMEs should take to protect themselves against cybercrime. Train all staff to identify phishing attacks. Make sure they change passwords regularly. Be alert to the possibility of internal attacks from rogue current or former staff. Update systems regularly. Encrypt and back up files. Watch out for potential DDoS attacks. Ensure that there is an effective cyber protection plan in place.