Cyber security statistics for small organisations

No matter what size your organisation is, it will suffer a cyber attack sooner or later. There are simply too many malicious actors and too many vulnerabilities for you to identify.

Unfortunately, SMEs often fall into the trap of believing that they are too small to be on cyber criminals’ radars. Why would they even think to target you?

But criminal hackers target vulnerabilities rather than specific organisations. They look for weaknesses – whether it’s a flaw in a piece of software or an unprotected database containing sensitive information – and leverage it in whatever way they can.

That’s why small organisations need to be as concerned about cyber security as huge corporations. As we explain in our new infographic, 14 Cyber Security Statistics for SMEs, 43% of all cyber attacks occur at small organisations.

Here are some other stats from the infographic:

  • A small business is hacked every 19 seconds
  • 19% of business said the attack prevented staff from working
  • The average cost of a cyber attack increased by 61% last year, from £184,000 to £296,500
  • 70% of organisations said that remote working increases the risk of a data breach
  • Phishing attacks are the most common cause of a data breach

You can download the full infographic for free to remind you and your team of the cyber security risks that small organisations face.


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The help you need with IT Governance

Most small organisations know that they should be doing more to protect themselves, but it can be difficult knowing where to begin.

That’s why, according to a Skurio report, 50% of organisations in the UK are considering outsourcing their cyber security.

This approach ensures that you get expert guidance when you need it and without the hassle of finding and appointing someone with the versatility to address whatever security issues you face.

Those considering this as a solution should take a look at our Cyber Security as a Service. With this annual subscription, you’ll receive the support you need whenever it’s necessary.

Our team will advise you on the best way to protect your organisation and guide you through essential processes such as vulnerability scans, staff training and the creation of data protection policies.

This service contains everything you need in one place, giving you the peace of mind that you’re doing everything possible to stay secure.

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