As Internet technologies have revolutionised the way that European businesses are constructed, it is more important than ever to safeguard your business against potential online threats. Failure to do so could damage your relationship with customers, your brand reputation, and also have financial implications which could possibly be the downfall of your business. Just look at Sony for example to see the detrimental effects such an attack could have.
The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report claimed of an 81.5% increase in data attacks in 2010 and that cyber criminals are changing their tactics to get around the steps most businesses have in place already. Cyber criminals are becoming more intelligent and more resilient, so therefore we need to be one step ahead of them with a plan of action in place.
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has also found a number of concerns surrounding the infrastructure of the internet, with “no central Network Operation Centre” in place, leaving the internet open to technical failures and cyber attacks.
After reading such reports, it is even more apparent to have an effective risk management put in place to ensure that your company survives against a cyber attack. IT can affect anyone; from the average home user, to multi-national companies. It is the methods and strategies put in place that deters the outcome of such an attack and whether you survive it.
‘Cyber Risks for Business Professionals: A Manager’s Guide’ will help lawyers, accountants, business professionals and company directors understand the origins of cyber risks and develop suitable strategies for their management. Published in October 2010, this book will give you an up-to-date understanding of the threat which is facing all of us, and how to get around it. Remember – protect yourself before it’s too late!