As cybercriminals become ever more sophisticated, firewalls and antivirus software increasingly fall short of plugging the gaps in your security. With 60% of cyber-attacks now targeting small to medium sized businesses it is vital that you have the best tools to protect your business from the many ways your data can be accessed, stolen and abused. You may have IT security policies in place, but can you be sure they’re being followed?
With a standard security policy your biggest weakness may still be your employees. It’s estimated that 50% of employees and contractors walk out with 50% of unauthorised data on USB, cloud drives or optical media like CDs or DVDs. This includes personally identifiable data, customer information, financials or other critical intellectual property.
While there may be no criminal or malicious intent – for instance home working – if they then access this information on devices outside of your security ringfence, it opens up that data to hackers. Additionally, it may breach GDPR and cost your company a large fine.