Everyone thinks they are invincible. Everyone thinks it will never happen to them. Everyone thinks that no one would ever be interested in what they have.
That is what the criminals count on. They rely on the fact that humans innately trustthat everything will be fine. It isn't until something bad happens that we realise just how vulnerable we are.
Cyber crime and data security incidents will affect every business at some point. TheDepartment for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport carried out a survey in 2019 which found that:
- A third of all businesses had identified a breach or attack in the last year.
- 80% of businesses had reported phishing attacks.
- ¾ of business now see cyber security as a high priority.
- Yet, less than 30% of businesses had provided any cyber security training.
- Only a third of those surveyed had carried out a cyber risk assessment in the last 12 months.
Even if you believe that you have put thorough and robust defences in place, there is always the chance that someone will get through and you may have an incident to deal with. It is therefore also essential that you consider what you would do to keep your business going should the worst occur. Business continuity is the process of planning a strategy to ensure your longevity should you find yourselves dealing with a difficult event.