Key facts and figures relating to cybercrime (the scary bit!)

Cybercrime is possibly one of the hottest stories of current times. The number and impact of these crimes are significant, but perhaps the most terrifying aspect is the fact that the threats being posed are constantly evolving.
Whereas initial cases tended to involve the stealing of a user’s personal data or money, more recently there have been reports of the objective to simply be the use of the victim’s computer power and resources to carry out other crimes (such as the mining of cryptocurrencies). The paralysis of systems and demand of ransom is also sadly now an all-too-familiar story, with release fees of staggering magnitude reflecting the importance of data recovery to the business being attacked.
Here are just a few statistics relating to cyber crime which explain why we take the subject so seriously

  • Globally, cybercrime was the 2nd most reported crime in 2016. (Source: PCW)
  • In proportion to the total number of crimes, cybercrime now accounts for more than 50% of all crimes in the UK. (Source: National Crime Agency)
  • In their 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report, Cisco found that globally, 8 percent of malicious email attachments were docm files (a type of Microsoft Word XML file that executes macros). (Source: Cisco)
  • 18 million new malware samples were captured in In Q3 2016. (Source: Panda Security)
  • At 91.6 percent, "Theft of Data" continues to be the chief cause of data breaches in 2016 counting total by identities stolen. “Phishing, Spoofing, and Social Engineering” were a distant second at 6.4 percent. (Source: Symantec)

But that’s enough of the bad news, the sunnier side of this horror story is that the Better IT full stack security solution proactively protects you and your systems from those who want to do harm.

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The Better IT multi-layered approach to cyber security

Here at Better IT HQ we never rest on our laurels when it comes to matters of data security. We understand that it is a rapidly-changing landscape and that ‘vectors of attack’ are increasing exponentially. Our multi-layered approach means that we are providing protection from every possible angle and staying ahead of our (and your) virtual adversaries.
Just some of the elements included within our comprehensive, full stack protection:

Advanced Cloud based Virus and Malware Protection
Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
Microsoft Office 365 and Google GSuite Filtering
DNS and Web Filtering
Business Password Security

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GDPR needn’t be a worry

At Better IT we have of course covered everything required of us in terms of GDPR, which means that we store and utilise your data in a safe and responsible manner - but we don’t stop there. We like to know that we’ve covered the requirements for our clients too, so our Remote Monitoring & Management system is fully GDPR compliant, a feature assured by the fact that the system offers encrypted data transfer and encrypted data storage on EU servers.

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