Protect your business as Cyber Attacks continue to threaten UK


The reports in the media yesterday that there have been a “disturbing” number of cyber attacks upon the UK re-enforces our message that all businesses need to pay more attention to their IT security. With much of our business and personal information co-existing electronically these days, it comes as no surprise that hackers continue to attempt to access this data illegally.

Iain Lobbanm Director of Communications intelligence agency has said that sensitive data on government computers has been targeted, along with defence, technology and engineering firm’s designs.

Lobbanm illustrated the threatening effect it has on the UK economy by saying: “I can attest to attempts to steal British ideas and designs in the IT, technology, defence, engineering and energy sectors, as well as other industries, in order to gain commercial advantage or to profit from secret knowledge of contractual arrangements. Such intellectual property theft doesn’t just cost the companies concerned; it represents an attack on the UK’s continued economic wellbeing.”

The Ministry of Defence has countered more than 1,000 online attacks in the last year from cyber criminals and foreign intelligence services.  These attempted hacks highlight the vulnerability of any IT system, making  it absolutely essential that regular IT audits are carried out within your organisation to ensure all systems are protected. New threats emerge all the time; therefore you could be put at risk any time.

Our free ebook gives you the basic steps you need to take to protect your IT systems and your company and personal data.  You can download it here.

Netmetix also provides a range of IT security solutions designed to ensure business continuity.  It’s important to have IT security plan in place before a cyber attack occurs and we can help with the following solutions:

  • Anti-spam and anti-virus services
  • Email anti-virus and email management services
  • Data leakage protection
  • Multiple quarantine management

Another option to warrant secure IT systems is to move your business IT systems online into a cloud platform which offers Software as a Service and inbuilt protection.  Our cloud service, Cloudmetix, offers complete IT security by taking away the need to worry about data storage and security, back-ups, software upgrades and anti-virus and anti-malware software. Find out more at http://www.cloudmetix.net/

Isn’t it time to take your IT security seriously? If you’re business is subjected to a cyber attack what would it cost you?

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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Cloudmetix, Cyber Attacks, Cybercrime, Internet Security, IT Security and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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