It’s the start of a New Year and for many, the perfect time to form new habits with their New Year’s resolutions. Whether hoping to hit the gym, stick to a diet or take up a new hobby, consider making some digital New Year’s resolutions to protect you and your business from cyber attacks and online fraud.
Why not print off our list of tips and cross them off as you complete them? Taking the time to complete these simple actions will protect your business year-round from the most common online threats and could potentially save you thousands of pounds and hours of frustration. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime have stated that one in four small businesses are affected by fraud ever year, with costs estimated at £18.9 billion across all sectors.
FSB Business Essentials members can call the FSB Cyber Helpline, if they have any questions relating to these tips or you need support with an ongoing Cyber Incident. The Cyber Helpline will provide jargon-free, actionable advice on how to protect you and your business.
Or you can access the FSB Legal Hub for access to cyber factsheets and documents. To find out more about how you can join FSB and become a Business Essentials member click here.
In addition to following industry standard tips and advice on securing your business, it’s also important to keep up to date with new scams and threats. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Action Fraud’s websites are excellent resources for information on emerging threats and guidance for SMEs:
FSB Cyber Protection includes an insurance policy with cover of up to £10,000 and an unlimited use helpline to answer all your Cyber Security questions.