How seriously do you take your Cyber Security?
Today we see BT recruiting 900 additional people to help them tackle the growing threat from hacking, bolstering the already 2,500 strong cyber security workforce around the world.
Kehorne have written on this topic in the past (https://kehorne.co.uk/blog/2016/01/cyber-security/) but it is still obvious that the situation is moving from bad to worse.
BT said it would hire from leading universities as well as from among contestants taking part in their “war game” cyber attack simulations.
Recent high profile cyber security breaches have included an attack on telecoms firm TalkTalk in October which saw 157,000 people have their personal details breached in a single incident. It has said it could cost it as much as £80m and in January, HSBC was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted their online banking services.
Kehorne take the situation very seriously and in addition to backing up our own data we independently backup all of our client’s sites and web data, we consider this to be part of our service to them, when they chose to host their sites with us.
We are currently working on our own Cyber Essentials qualification which could well become the basic standard for all companies to adhere to in the near future. It is a Government created and promoted scheme, and in fact compliance is mandatory for central government contracts advertised after 1 October 2014.
If you require more information on the current threats being used by Cyber criminals, or how to minimise you and your companies exposure please feel free to contact Kehorne on 01753 526192 or email [email protected]
Contact us for any additional information you need or help on any matters.