Why does your business need a guide to cybersecurity for employees? In homes and businesses around the globe, ransomware (a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid) is on the rise.
How can IT service departments and business owners prevent a malicious ransomware attack and potentially save the business? The key lies from within – employees are often the ones who put businesses at risk, but educated employees can help prevent an attack from occurring in the first place.
The recent ransomware stats are scary:
54% of organisations in the UK have been targeted by ransomware attacks (Osterman Research, June 2016).
20% of these cases are so violent that business stopped immediately.
The most targeted industries are the healthcare and finance sectors.
39% of organisations hit by ransomware said it came through an email.
Cyber criminals target employees because they are considered the weakest link.
This Guide to Cybersecurity for Employees infographic is a simple way to educate and inform employees about important security practices they simply can’t afford to neglect.
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For further Guide to Cybersecurity for Employees tips and reference, we suggest emailing this Checklist on How to Identify a Phishing Email , especially since email is the number one way that business networks are compromised.
Your company’s IT leaders should also read:
- How London’t IT Leaders can Prevent a Ransomware Attack (Did you know that 54% of organisations in the UK have been targeted by ransomware attacks?)
- Data Protection – Why You Should Be Prepared (The average data breach costs a company about £2.37 million)
No matter the company size, all businesses need to be prepared, or risk massive financial loss, reputational damage and possibly even the business’ demise.