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10 Oct 2022

Britain’s retailers in September saw their sales grow by the slowest rate since shops reopened after the end of Covid-19 lockdowns, as consumers cut spending in the face of rising energy...

6 Oct 2022

To coincide with Cycle to School Week, Sustrans has been calling on local authorities and Central Government to guarantee protected cycle lanes on main road routes to schools.

5 Oct 2022

The Government has been accused of failing in its duty to contact statutory consultees within the cycling and equestrian sectors as part of a significant national trail overhaul plan.

5 Oct 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed plans to introduce a new Consumer Duty that will set higher and clearer standards of consumer protection across financial services and require firms...

4 Oct 2022

More than three quarters of British people do not believe the police would bother to investigate instances of bicycle theft, a new YouGov survey has found.

4 Oct 2022

Paper £20 and £50 notes are no longer legal tender.

29 Sep 2022

With household budgets under pressure, a new study has revealed that half the population believe e-bikes are the natural replacement for cars.

29 Sep 2022

New research from Ankorstore, an online B2B platform that connects brands and shops in Europe, has shown that independent retailers are relying on the support of local shoppers, rather than the...

26 Sep 2022

Following the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week, the retail industry has been reacting to the support package for small businesses and independent shops….including some of the...

22 Sep 2022

More than £1.2 million has been paid out to cyclists who have fallen off their bike on Edinburgh's tram lines over the last decade.

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Protect your business against the fastest growing crime in the UK with cyber insurance

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Cyber attacks can occur at any point in time, businesses fend off all types of cyber attacks around the clock, 24/7 365.

From insider threats, through social engineering, to phishing, malware cross site scripting cyber attacks can start anywhere at any time.
For the majority of businesses their normal working environment transformed overnight, with COVID-19 restrictions significantly increasing remote working and resulting in greater opportunities for cyber crime. No longer does a company have to just protect its business locations, there are now hundreds, even thousands of locations to protect. Even businesses created to support remote and flexible working struggled to manage the risk and exposure on such a large basis.

The majority of victims of cyber crime are Small to Medium Enterprises. Ransomware attacks, fund transfer fraud, phishing, vishing and social engineering are all made far easier with employees working remotely, combined with insecure home Wi-Fi.

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Lack of investment

The media always report the big security breaches at major well-known companies, however, SME’s are the more common victims of cyber crime and attacks.

The reason you do not hear about SME’s is that no business wants to have their reputation ruined by admitting they have been a victim of cyber crime. The Federation of Small Businesses estimates that SME’s are facing up to 10,000 attacks daily. Cyber criminals see SME’s as easy targets, even though the proceeds are less. A lot of SME’s lack awareness and resources, investment in IT security and staff training on cyber security risks.

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