What is Cyber Security?
Cybersecurity is the practice of securing servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, data, computers, and networks from malicious attacks. The other terms used for cybersecurity are electronic information security and information technology security. This practice is used in various contexts, from mobile computing to enterprise security solutions. The ultimate goal of cybersecurity is to protect information systems from different kinds of cyberattacks.
What is the average cost of a Data Breach?
The Ponemon Institute’s 2019 report said that the global average cost of a data breach in 2019 is $3.92 million, a 1.5 percent higher from last year. Per record, the cost is almost $150, as per this report.
What are the differences between Cyber Attack, Incident and Threat?

  • Cybersecurity ‘incident’ is when an attack doesn’t cause any sort of data breach. Aka company data wasn’t lost or at stake. It’s because the attack is successfully repelled. Cybercriminals attack your system, but your security system has a perfect remedy for dealing with it.
  • A Cybersecurity ‘attack’ is a dangerous scenario – a business system’s firewall is under attack, and hackers have access to confidential information, or businesses have lost complete access to its essential data/files. , an attack has been initiated. Your insecure system doesn’t have any preventive and remedial measures.
  • A Cyber Security ‘threat’ is more like a risk factor. In this situation, your system is vulnerable, and there is a possibility of malicious attempts on your network/system. You need to consider the risk and start relying on risk management services.

What Is Cyber Hygiene?

Cyber hygiene defines some practices and steps that users of computers or other digital devices should follow within the workplace to maintain and improve online and offline security. They need to adopt these practices as a part of their work routine to make sure that their identity and other vital details remain secure and can’t be corrupted or stolen.

What steps can I take to improve my Cyber Hygiene?
Here are some practices you should blend in with your active lifestyle.

  • Install a top-rated antimalware and antivirus in your system
  • Use a robust firewall and secure routers for computer protection.
  • Make sure every software is updated regularly
  • Always set a password that no one can guess easily
  • Turn on Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Use Device Encryption
  • Keep backup of System data and file regularly.
  • Don’t clutter your hard drive. Try to clean it up from time to time
  • Keep your Router secure

What is a Firewall and is it enough to protect from a Cyber Attack?

A firewall resides between your computer and any other network you are connected to and keeps complete control over outgoing and incoming network traffic. By setting some firewall rules, you can decide which traffic is allowed on your network and which isn’t permitted/authorized at all.

The purpose of using a firewall is to stop unauthorized access to home and business networks. Firewall can be implemented either in software or hardware form; even some businesses use a combination of both to maximize their security protocols.

A firewall is considered the first line of defense against cyber threats, but it’s not good enough to deal with advanced cybersecurity threats. Depending on your business size, you need to utilize some other safety measures in your network to ensure ultimate information system security.

To create a perfect security baseline in your business, firewalls must be checked, updated, and regulated by external parties so that you won’t face data breaches.

It hasn’t happened to me, so why should I go for it?

Every 14 seconds, a cybercriminal attacks a business and demands ransomware. In 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report (ACR) predicted that.

More than 60 percent of businesses faced the worst consequences of cyber-attacks and lost their confidential data, files and money.

During the Pandemic, businesses shifted their operation from local to the digital market. This sudden shift opened entry doors for cybercriminals. They targeted companies of every kind and size and exploited business people in every worst way they could.

We need to accept the fact that Cyber Criminals won’t stop. So, we have to do something to enhance business data and privacy protection. There is a need to keep your business secure through the best cybersecurity services and train your employees with security awareness courses.

Online scams and ransomware attacks are unavoidable. Prevention is better than cure. You can be ready for an attack instead of feeling sorry later for your business loss caused by a malicious attack.

Cyber Security is the Need of the Hour, so please embrace cybersecurity culture.

What are the main types of Cyber Attack?
Cyber-attacks have been evolving and taking different forms with time. Here are some common attack types.

  • Malware/Ransomware.
  • DDoS (distributed denial of service).
  • Drive-by.
  • Zero-day
  • MITM (man in the middle) attacks.
  • Phishing campaigns.
  • Virus infections.

What is Malware/Ransomware?

  • Malware is intrusive software designed to get unauthorized access to your system, or its primary purpose is to disrupt or damage your system.
  • Ransomware is a type of malware, as the name explains it all. Attackers design software with an intention to hold something for a ransom demand. It can be your account files, data, information, etc. In worst cases, hackers block business access to its computer completely and demand ransom for unblocking the access. This is indeed an alarming situation, which increases operational downtime and leads to business loss.

Why is Cyber Security necessary for small businesses?

According to the latest findings from the UK Largest grounds, small businesses are more prone to cyber-attacks than larger ones as they have fewer security measures to face more than 10,000 attacks in a day. This high level of breaches makes any small enterprise go out of business in less than six months.

Without any cybersecurity system in place, small businesses are putting their privacy, financial integrity, client trust, employee integrity, confidential files, and business longevity at absolute risk.

What Should I Provide To My Staff To Reduce Internal Threats?
You need to use a proactive cybersecurity approach in your workspace. With cybersecurity awareness training, you can educate your employee about different threats and handle them. After this training, they will be able to prevent and stop evolving threats.

You can minimize internal threats by embedding cybersecurity culture in the workplace. Everyone should be well-aware of the dangers and actions required to handle cybersecurity risks.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is pushing businesses of all kinds to train their employees, so they become the first lines of defense against cybercriminals.

Which threats do we assess are most relevant to your organization and why?
During our assessment, We :

  • Dig into potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your system.
  • Identify and understand risk factors, determine their effects on your organization.
  • Inform you what risks you can toleration and what category of risks needs preventive actions/measures right away
  • Collaborate with key partners of IT sectors and highlight all evidence and attack details you have encountered to date.

How can I stay up to date with the latest Cyber Threat?
Set a cybersecurity culture where you need to create awareness about the latest happening in the cybersecurity world. Share popular cyber threat updates through your organization.

  • Join some sector-specific intelligence sharing groups to help and build each other
  • There are multiple threat intelligence feeds, and you should subscribe to them.
  • Follow this link and stay up to date with cyber threats- https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/keep-up-to-date/cisp.