So far in our COVID-19 webinar series, we have covered a number of areas to help your business during these challenging times, including how you can prepare your workplace for a safe return to work, what employers can do to support employee wellbeing and everything you need to know about employment law during the pandemic.

Given that nearly half of UK remote workers have fallen victim to cybercrime since the start of lockdown, in our latest webinar we discussed the important topic of cyber security.

We covered:

  • The most pressing cyber threats to your business today
  • How COVID-19 has changed the risk of cyber attacks
  • How you can protect your systems
  • Case studies
  • Risk management

We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that joined us. Being aware of the risks that cybercrime presents is key to managing them and protecting your business. If you are at all confused about cyber security and you missed our webinar, we highly recommend you watch the recording below:

Please note, the information provided is based on current guidance at the time of recording. For further Coronavirus risk management updates and advice, please click here.

Frequently asked Cyber Security Questions from business owners:

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is the process of reducing the risk of cyber attack. This is done by:

  • Protecting the devices we use (like smartphones, laptops and computers)
  • Protecting the services we use online or at work
  • Preventing unauthorised access to data and information stored on these devices or online
Why is Cyber Security important for businesses?

Digital devices are such a fundamental part of modern life and it’s more important than ever to ensure cyber criminals cannot access our personal and private information.

With increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, the rising cost of data breaches and growing numbers of regulations around protecting data such as GDPR, businesses need to take their cyber security responsibilities seriously or risk paying a heavy price.

Why is cyber crime growing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

During the pandemic, more people are using digital devices more frequently, from working at home to purchasing products and services.

An increased and unplanned dependency on digital infrastructure for both end-users and your employees has created a surge in cyber criminals trying to exploit proprietary data being accessed from personal devices like laptops and PCs that may not have the same level of security as office-based setups.

This, coupled with widespread anxiety and fear about the virus, has led to cybercriminals looking to take advantage with fake apps, websites, emails and more designed to gain access to private information stored on these devices.

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Our Cyber Security experts are happy to help with any questions or queries you might have.