What Is Cyber Security?

Cyber security consists of technologies, processes and controls which have been designed to protect businesses and their systems, networks, devices and data from cyber-attacks. Cyber security aims to protect all computer systems from being seriously damaged or leaving the victim with no/limited access to their own confidential files.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Cyber Attack (Data Breach)?

The Ponemon Institute’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Study reported The global average cost of a data breach for the 2019 study is $3.92 million, a 1.5 percent increase from the 2018 study. The report also found that the average cost per record is $150.

What Is A Firewall And Is It Enough To Protect From A Cyber Attack?

A firewall sits between a computer (or local network) and another network (such as the Internet), controlling the incoming and outgoing network traffic. Without a firewall, anything goes. With a firewall, the firewall’s rules determine which traffic is allowed through and which isn’t.

A company can still be breached either internally or externally despite having a firewall in place. This means that your firewall needs to be continuously checked and regulated by an external party to determine if your network can be penetrated

What Are The Main Types Of Cyber Attack?

  • Malware/Ransomware
  • DDoS (distributed denial of service)
  • Drive-by
  • Zero-day

What Should I Provide To My Staff To Reduce Internal Threats?

The best way to be proactive and prevent cyber attacks before they can manifest into anything unmanageable is to educate your employees. By providing awareness training on a regular basis, this will embed cyber security culture into the workforce and minimise internal threats.

Many regulatory bodies are now pushing for businesses to educate their employees around cyber security including the Financial conduct Authority.

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