Cyber security: Prevention is better than cure

By Derren Stephenson, operations manager (CISSP), Seriun. There is a growing fear of cyber-attack. It’s unpredictable and it most likely will happen to every business at least once.

According to the government’s 2017 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, two-thirds of medium sized businesses reported “at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.”

The consequences of an attack will vary per business and could go undetected for months, or you could find all your data has been encrypted and held to ransom with the click of a single malicious link.

The government survey claims that 72 per cent of breaches suffered in the past year came as a result of a link being clicked in a fraudulent email.

The solution is to get protected now and raise your defences.

It’s crucial your business has security at its core, which runs throughout every process, system and person. You can achieve this by implementing a Managed Security Service through partnering with a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

They will develop a Business Continuity plan tailored for your business and deploy security measures to prevent an attack. Your systems and devices will be constantly monitored, and any attempt of a cyber-attack will be apprehended and stopped before it’s even got off the ground. We know that ‘people’ are the main origin of security breaches, so the CISSP will address this by testing the security IQ of your team, and then deliver bespoke training to get them prepared in the face of attack.