Around four in ten small businesses and two in ten charities in the UK suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. Most cyber criminals exploit basic security and human vulnerabilities. Businesses and charities can significantly reduce
Can you spot a phishing email
The vast majority of cyber breaches within small organisations are due to some form of social engineering, with phishing the most common and well known variant on the theme. The basic idea behind phishing is that the criminal will pretend
Why cyber security awareness campaigns fail?
The last 10 years have seen waves of cyber-security awareness campaigns in the UK and elsewhere. To name but four, we have Get Safe Online, Take Five, Cyber Aware and Cyber Essentials. Yet all the evidence seems to suggest that
Reality check: Is outsourcing cyber-security the answer?
Cyber-security can seem like a complex world. It is, therefore, not a great surprise that a number of small businesses take the option to outsource cyber-security to an IT firm or otherwise. The extent of the issue is clear from
Reality check: How reliant are small business on cyber?
One thing we commonly hear from small businesses goes something like: ‘cyber-security is not a problem for us because we do not use digital’. This attitude almost certainly means the business misunderstands the nature of the cyber threat. Every small