Do you know which item we lose the most often? Read on to find out.
On average, we spend five minutes looking for lost items before giving up, or finding something else we thought we had lost!
We tend to lose things because we are tired, distracted or too busy. This happens not only in our personal life, but also in business.
When it comes to your business, the threat of losing your data can keep you awake at night. Your clients trust you with both their sensitive personal and business information – breaches are incredibly stressful, and can be costly both financially and for your reputation.
It’s always on the news – ‘A-another big corporation has been hacked and lost all of its customer’s data’, a large fine for the corporate business follows.
Ransomware is also attacking smaller businesses like yours.
Small businesses like yours are at risk.
Year on year the figures increase and it’s not going to go away.
These cyber attacks are no longer reserved for multi-million-pound organisations. Cyber-attacks on small businesses can prove to be costly.
Years of hard work building a fantastic reputation will be destroyed in an instant.
Ransomware is a particularly nasty crime because so many of us are now home-working. Away from the office with no fire-wall, people become easy prey to cybercriminals.
The pandemic and technology have changed working practices. We’re now more flexible and comfortable working from remote locations.
Our research at HDUK shows that in the financial and legal sectors, remote working via hosted solutions has increased dramatically.
The good news is that productivity has also increased – employees are getting to grips with their work-life balance.
It is malware that in 92% of cases comes in the form of an email attachment.
It typically goes like this – a busy remote worker opens a genuine looking attachment, and just like that, the criminals are in.
It enables cybercriminals to then steal all your business data. Client information, financial data and staff details can all be extracted.
The criminals then ask for a ransom (sum of money) hence the name Ransomware. If you don’t pay, the criminals can block any access to your I.T systems.
Cybercriminals don’t need to be an I.T. expert, it’s very easy for them to get all the tools they need from the dark web.
Please take a minute to read the results of this GOV.UK survey published in 2020 – the findings make for unpleasant reading, but serve as a stark warning.
Their approach is to steal your high-value data for financial gain and at HDUK, we aim to stop them.
At HDUK we work with many businesses in the legal and financial sectors. We deliver protection and ensure safety, so you can get on with running your practice and rest in the knowledge that your business critical data is being protected.
HDUK can neutralise the threat of Ransomware so you don’t lose what’s important to you. We make it easy and affordable to combat cyber dangers, giving you a competitive edge.
At the beginning of this article, I asked you what our most commonly lost items were, and without further ado here is the top five:
No real surprises there!
To discover how your business can become more dynamic and secure, call our friendly team of cloud IT experts today on 01883 333155 or chat with us via our online chat on our website.
Behind the technology and security that customers have come to know and trust with HDUK, it's our people that make the real difference. We take great pride in offering dedicated IT support for our customers by investing in specialists, that are experts in the tools you use every day. Our team are very important to us and we know that you feel the same way about your employees. It's why we put people at the heart of our business.
We are dedicated to providing reliable, secure, industry-leading IT solutions to elevate your business and maximise your potential. Working remotely has never been so important, so join the 15,000 users who already trust HDUK with their hosted services.