News: Keep your business cyber secure

Posted on 3 March 2020

Over the years we’ve all gotten used to increasing our online business – but in the last few weeks we’ve all had to get to grips with new systems, software and home-working set-ups. Make sure that you are keeping your business safe by following the NCSC’s guidance to help prepare for an increase in home and remote working

5 tips for small businesses

Cyber security needn’t be a daunting challenge for small business owners. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in the guide below could save time, money and even your business’ reputation. This guide can’t guarantee protection from all types of cyber attack, but the steps outlined below can significantly reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/small-business-guide

Spotting email scams linked to the coronavirus

Cyber criminals are preying on fears of the coronavirus and sending ‘phishing’ emails that try and trick users into clicking on a bad link. Once clicked, the user is sent to a dodgy website which could download malware onto your computer, or steal passwords. The scams may claim to have a ‘cure’ for the virus, offer a financial reward, or be encouraging you to donate.

Like many phishing scams, these emails are preying on real-world concerns to try and trick people into doing the wrong thing. Please refer to the NCSC guidance on dealing with suspicious messages.