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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.

Guide to cybersecurity for employees

Want to find out more about making your IT more secure? Book a free consultation here 

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.

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