There aren’t many surveys that come from the government we recommend reading, but the The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is one of them.
It’s a comprehensive survey that gives valuable insight into the risks that British businesses face every day.
If you haven’t read it yet, we recommend giving it a look.
Key findings of the Cyber Security Breaches Survey
As you can imagine, reading the Cyber Security Breaches Survey can be sobering.
Yet it’s vital that every business knows the environment they are operating in and the risks they face.
That’s part of the value of this survey.
Some key findings include:
- 39% of businesses have experienced a cyber attack so far in 2022
- Phishing made up 83% of attacks
- 31% of businesses and non-profits said they face at least one attack per week
- The average cost to a medium business is £19,400 per attack
- Only 54% of businesses took action to identify cyber attacks in the past year
It’s that final statistic we find most concerning. That just over half of businesses took action to identify cyber attacks.
Cyber security is definitely not one of those bury your head in the sand situations!
But it doesn’t have to be expensive or overly complicated either.
Work with the right people and you can enjoy high levels of security with low levels of cost and complexity.
Let’s outline how any business, of any shape or size can effectively mitigate against cyber attacks without breaking the bank.
Simple but effective ways to mitigate cyber threats
The key takeaway we want you to have is that cyber security doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or interrupt the way you work.
Done right, it should provide 24/7, invisible protection from the majority of external threats every business faces.
39% of businesses experienced a cyber attack so far in 2022
The solution? Cloud security with firewall, malware and antivirus protection.
No amount of cyber security can protect every business from everything.
However, if you remove all but the most sophisticated or determined attack, you’re protecting yourself from 95%+ of all cyber attacks that happen.
Most cyber attacks go for low hanging fruit. Small businesses, unprotected networks, networks without adequate protection and companies with lax password policies.
All are things you can do something about with a cyber security solution.
A tailored solution that includes a firewall, encryption, VPNs, access restrictions, data backups and staff training.
Phishing made up 83% of attacks
The solution? Effective email filtering.
Email filtering scans and checks all emails before being delivered into your business. The vast majority of spam and phishing attacks can be neutralised and be prevented from being delivered.
Solutions such as hosted Exchange email is a great option. It’s based in the cloud, uses cutting-edge email filtering and provides protection from the vast majority of phishing attacks.
31% of businesses and non-profits said they face at least one attack per week
The solution? The same cloud security and firewall, malware and antivirus protection listed above.
It’s relatively straightforward to avoid being a statistic if you prevent 99% of attacks from every reaching your network.
The average cost to a medium business is £19,400 per attack
The solution? The same cloud security and firewall, malware and antivirus protection listed above. Alongside effective backups.
If an attack doesn’t even reach your network, let alone penetrate it, the chances of it costing you anything are minimal.
No security solution is 100% effective. They just don’t exist. Yet if we can protect you from 99% of threats, you stand a much higher chance of avoiding any negative outcome.
Having backups of key data minimises downtime and recovery costs should an attack get through.
Only 54% of businesses took action to identify cyber attacks in the past year
The solution? Talk to Cloud Heroes about cyber security and email filtering today.
We provide effective, no-nonsense cyber security solutions designed for your specific needs.
We’ll assess your current situation, the threats you face and the amount of protection you need. We can then provide the most advanced protection at a price you can afford.
Contact one of our team today to see how we can protect you!