99.9% of UK businesses are small and medium sized. With these enterprises being such an integral part of the UK’s economy, it is imperative they are as robust as possible.
While large employers frequently grab the headlines when it comes to cyber security, it is small businesses who are disproportionately at risk of losing everything when a cyber-attack hits. Some attacks can cost businesses up to the tune of £8,000.
A new report from Business in the Community (BITC), whose Royal Founding Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, highlights that 40% of small businesses have not undertaken any cyber security action in the last 12 months, with around a third having no strategy in place to cope with the impact of a cyber-attack.
Today marks the start of Would You Be Ready? Week – an initiative to help small and medium businesses tackle potentially devastating consequences due to a lack of business readiness.
BITC is challenging businesses across every sector to take its free five-minute Readiness Test to help them gauge how at risk their business is from cyber-attacks. At the end of the test, businesses will receive downloadable advice with quick and easy tips to adopt, helping them to ensure that they’re prepared for a range of scenarios.
For more information about how cyber issues could impact your business and to take the test, visit: www.bitc.org.uk/wouldyoubeready/cyber-attack