Cyber attacks are so prevalent these days, it’s ridiculous.
Is your business safe from cyber attacks?
If you ever get hacked, the likelihood of it happening again is higher.
If you think it will never happen to you, think again… The experts say it’s not about if it will happen, but when it will happen.
I heard a good talk the other day about software, hardware and humanware. Humanware is when you get a text or email and you click on it by accident. BAM, the next thing you know all your data is gone.
Think about what a cyber attack could do to your business.
You’re not protected if it comes through Gmail or Office 365. I tell you this from my own experience. Yes, it happened to me.
A cyber attack could be something as small as putting your computer under Ransomware. They could steal your information to publish it or even steal your identity.
If you’re a business, you have to think about the reputational damage. As an accountant, if somebody were to steal my tax file number details of clients it would be catastrophic.
There are new reporting legislation depending on the size of the company and the sensitivity of the information.
It’s important to have a plan. Part of that plan would be ensuring against it.
Be prepared to pick your business up and start again, update your technology and get your data back. If somebody were to stole your data or crash it, how would you get it back?
Last but not least is reputational damage. Have you factored that in?
Luckily enough, there’s insurances that can cover the cost of PR.
Don’t bury your head in the sand!
Whether your business is a one-man band or a multi billion dollar company, cyber attacks are THE number one business risk at the moment. Make sure you’re covered!