Cyber attacks are now one of the biggest threats to global society

A recent article about the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018 said that “the top five risks to global stability over the next five years are natural disasters, extreme weather, cyberattacks, data fraud, and failure to address climate change”.

The past few years have seen an increase in cyber attacks and their associated damages. The report’s findings suggest that this acceleration is unlikely to slow.

The Global Risks Report 2018 has ranked cyber attacks third in its top ten risks in terms of likelihood, saying that: “Cybersecurity risks are also growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential.”

It also found that “attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace.

“Another growing trend is the use of cyberattacks to target critical infrastructure and strategic industrial sectors, raising fears that, in a worst-case scenario, attackers could trigger a breakdown in the systems that keep societies functioning.”

With cyber attacks on the rise, it is vital that businesses protect themselves. Organisations may have the relevant security measures in place, but are they up to scratch?

It is important to check the strength of your organisation’s security measures to establish any weaknesses and identify improvements that need to be made.

A cyber security audit will help identify your weakest security areas and recommend appropriate measures to mitigate your risks.

IT Governance’s Cyber Security Audit will provide you with a detailed report describing your current cyber risk status and critical exposures. It will draw on best practice, such as ISO 27001, 10 Steps to Cyber Security and Cyber Essentials, to provide recommendations for reducing your cyber and compliance risks.

Delivered by a team of experienced and highly qualified consultants, our Cyber Security Audit will help you identify and understand how to transform your cyber security stance, allowing you to implement the best possible solutions for your budget and business requirements.

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