Owners of small and medium-sized businesses often make the mistake of thinking that they aren’t on the criminals’ radar. In reality, more than 40% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses – precisely because they often don’t take the same security precautions that larger companies do, and they’re more likely to pay a ransom.
So smaller businesses must take email security seriously – because the cost of a cyber attack can’t just be measured in financial terms. It comes with a loss of productivity and loss of customer trust.
Research by Deloitte found that 91% of all cyber attacks begin with a phishing email (an email that looks like it’s from someone you know but is actually from criminals). That’s how web giant Yahoo was targeted a few years ago, exposing the contents of half a billion user accounts to criminals. And though we often only hear about these high-profile cases, small and medium-sized businesses are prime targets for these attacks.
Your business email needs to be as secure as it can be. See our guide below on how to get to grips with email security within your business, or download it for future reference.January Guide 23 - Guide A5 (1)