Educate yourself and your staff.
“The peak time for digital trade is the peak time for cybercrime”, Mark explained, “…and ransomware is escalating out of control.” Hackers are constantly looking for ways to infiltrate businesses, and it is not a case of if, but rather when, they will try to infect yours. Scams like phishing emails are one of the most prevalent ways hackers look to do this, so being able to identify those malicious emails at source is crucial. “Education of employees’ cybersecurity awareness is paramount,” Mark emphasised. “You must make sure they’re aware of what phishing looks like, so courses on business cybersecurity are definitely worth looking into.”
Mark highly recommended the National Cybersecurity Centre’s ‘Coffee Briefing’ monthly newsletter as one of the best ways SMEs can keep up with cybersecurity news. It tells you what your threat level is, what to look out for, and what the best course of action is in specific situations. Sign up here.