If you’ve ever thought that cyber breach won’t happen to you because your small business isn’t worth attacking, think again. It’s not just big companies that are at risk of a security breach: the government’s Cyber Security Breaches survey revealed that 42% of micro/small businesses have been victim to one breach or attack in the past 12 months.
However, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself, such as installing the latest software and app updates as soon as they become available. Cyber Aware’s #LifeUpdates campaign wants people to take action on the simple tasks we all put off doing – if you tick off simple tasks (from installing the latest app updates, dealing with tax returns or updating our contacts) you can potentially save yourself a lot of stress, time – and potentially money.
Software and app updates don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. You can install new updates during your lunchbreak when your device is plugged into a power socket or set them to install automatically as soon as they become available.
For more advice on simple ways to be more secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website. For more cyber security guidance and tips visit NCSC and Cyber Essentials to help guard against the most common cyber threats for small businesses.