While large employers frequently grab the headlines when it comes to cyber security, it is small businesses who are disproportionately at risk of losing everything when a cyber-attack hits. Some attacks can cost businesses up to the tune of £8,000.
A new report from Business in the Community (BITC), whose Royal Founding Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, highlights that 40% of small businesses have not undertaken any cyber security action in the last 12 months, with around a third having no strategy in place to cope with the impact of a cyber-attack.
Today marks the start of Would You Be Ready? Week – an initiative to help small and medium businesses tackle potentially devastating consequences due to a lack of business readiness.
BITC is challenging businesses across every sector to take its free five-minute Readiness Test to help them gauge how at risk their business is from cyber-attacks. At the end of the test, businesses will receive downloadable advice with quick and easy tips to adopt, helping them to ensure that they’re prepared for a range of scenarios.
For more information about how cyber issues could impact your business and to take the test, visit: www.bitc.org.uk/wouldyoubeready/cyber-attack