Most businesses need their computer systems every single day.
From offices which run on laptops and PCs, shops which have integrated computers and point-of-sale terminals, and manufacturers whose processes are run online, to solopreneurs who run everything from their smartphone and tablet.
Think how disruptive a cyber attack could be for your business.
An attack on your cyber security could be disastrous. A data breach could cost your business dearly. Every business has a duty of care to deal with personal data securely under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In fact, if there is a data breach, you must inform the Information Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours of discovering it and, in the most serious cases, you must also inform the data subjects directly.
That could lead to an ICO investigation and there is the potential of a fine. The maximum fine for a serious data breach is 4% of worldwide annual turnover or €2 million.
What could be even more costly is the damage this does to the reputation of your business, causing lost sales, and the potential for data subjects to take their own action against your business if they lost out financially.
It’s vital that you get expert advice on dealing with your business IT.
You should choose a provider with a proven track record in helping businesses protect themselves, such as Jötnar Systems. Ask for references and look at their testimonials and reviews to see how they responded in a crisis and how they helped businesses build robust cyber security systems to prevent problems occurring.
You should also establish good IT maintenance practices, including regularly updating software and educating staff about the threat of malicious links and emails.
If your staff cannot do this in house, now’s the time to look at outsourcing that cyber security.