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As the Government pledges £860 Million to Help Businesses Improve Cyber-Security – How safe is your data?

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As the Government pledges £860 Million to Help Businesses Improve Cyber-Security – How safe is your data?

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cyber security statsFollowing the results of a recent Government survey, where it was revealed that a staggering 90% of major UK businesses and 75% of UK SME’s interviewed admitted to being victims of a breach of cyber security, HBT Communications decided to take a look at what your business can do to stay safe.

How safe is your business data?

A breach in security will not only waste time and money, it could also damage your reputation with your customers, particularly if you hold sensitive client data. You cannot afford to let your data get into the wrong hands or become corrupted.

The Government has pledged to invest £860 million into improving cyber security for businesses, but in the mean-time, what can you do to protect your data?

  1. Anti-virus Software
    It is imperative to keep your anti-virus software up-to-date and install it on ALL devices, including mobile phones. Mobile phones are often overlooked when it comes to security, but as more and more workforces are becoming mobile, it’s important not to overlook these when considering security.
  1. Secure Passwords
    Introduce a robust password policy. If you allow your employees (or customers) to set their own passwords provide them with rules to follow. One simple trick is to make up a password by joining together three random words.
  1. Create a water-tight Internet Policy
    Following on from secure passwords, ensure you have a good internet policy in place so everyone is aware of where the potential risks are and what can be done to avoid them.
  1. Back up you Data
    Regular data back-ups will ensure that if the worst does happen, it will be quicker and easier to restore things so disruption and down-time are minimal.
  1. Secure your Wireless Connection

A secure wireless connection and firewall will mean that a lot of the risks can be removed before they even hit your network. We work with leading UK internet security experts Watchguard whose award products are keeping businesses safe in the UK and around the world.

If you have any concerns about your data security, why not book one of our Security Health Checks. There is no cost, simply a chance to have an objective view on your set-up and get help and advice on what you can do to make improvements.

Stop your business becoming the next victim.
Contact HBT Communications today by calling 02476 867 422 or emailing security@hbtcommunications.com

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