Cyber Security

Are Your Employees Equipped for Cyber-Attacks?

Alexander Darcy



Alexander Darcy

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    Did you know your employees can unwittingly compromise your business in a phishing email attack? Do they know what to look out for in a cyber-attack and is your business prepared?

    In a survey completed by TrendMicro, in the last 12 months, 26% of small businesses and 19% of medium businesses were exposed to cyber-attacks at least 3 to 6 times, with most staff not equipped to handle a cyber-attack.

    Industries at the highest risk include healthcare, education, government, retail and finance.

    Secure your business

    Regardless, security should be the top priority of any business, irrespective of the industry. Securing your data and that of your clients is vitally important to guard against phishing scams.

    On a scale from -10 to +10, do you know how secure your business is?

    If not, you can determine this by having a Cyber Risk Index (CRI) completed. The CRI measures your Cyber Preparedness Index (CPI) and deducts your Cyber Threat Index (CTI).  A result of -10 means your company is at the highest risk of being attacked.

    Information most at risk

    Scammers are very interested in obtaining access to your bank accounts, tax and financial records, confidential IP and future plans, as well as, obtaining any customer and employee information that they may be able to sell or use for blackmail purposes.

    Understanding the implications

    A security breach can destroy the trust your customers have in your business. One hack can leave your clients at risk and, as a result, the future of your business. A study by IBM and Ponemon Institute revealed that one stolen record could cost up to US$148 per record.

    Get your employees phishing-attack ready – Important steps after being hacked

    • Act fast and secure any areas you think the breach may have risen from
    • Work on an action plan immediately and start responding
    • Analyse what data losses you have incurred and improve IT security architecture
    • Confirm your action plan and secure yourself against future instances

    Are your employees prepared?

    Attacks happen daily and anyone can be easily fooled by email scams or email alerts. Technology is so sophisticated that malicious emails can seem legitimate. How will your staff know the difference? Educate them.

    We can help secure your business

    TechBrain can assist in equipping your staff for when an attack hits. A phishing test will be set up for your employees and conducted with the staff to help them recognise when something could be unsafe.

    Conducting a phishing test will provide valuable insight into your staff’s competencies to handle an attack. TechBrain will provide a full analysis of the findings and a report will be shared with you and a plan on how to move forward. Keep your business safe.

    Do you know what to do in the event of an attack?

    TechBrain does! Should your company be hacked and your privacy compromised, TechBrain will conduct an intensive virus outbreak procedure. As a client, all you need to do is let us know there’s a security breach, and we will take care of it. Contact TechBrain today and have your business en route to being secured right away.