Reducing the risk

There are a number of measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, which include;

  • Training – educating staff in how to securely use the company’s systems and recognise potential breaches.
  • Keep systems up-to-date – securing ‘patch’ software to automatically update programs to fix security vulnerabilities and carry out regular scans.
  • Monitor removable media – limit access to removable media, such as memory sticks, and scan them before uploading data to company software.
  • Manage and monitor IT systems and networks – control the access of staff, limit the number of privileged users, monitor activity and log and analyse unusual activity.
  • Create a disaster recovery plan – produce and test plans to ensure the business is prepared in the event of an incident.
  • Establish anti-malware protection – scan for malware across the business.
  • Protect networks – implement network security controls to protect networks from internal and external attacks.

In addition, there are a number of schemes and services available to help with cyber-security. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed initiative which aims to help companies protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. UK businesses can apply for certification under this scheme and thereby prove they comply with standards a cyber security that businesses should be adopting.

If you wish to discuss Cyber Insurance further then please contact us: –

Tel: 0151 609 3900


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