Cybercrime is growing at a rapid rate and small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) are increasingly targeted. Unlike enterprise organisations, SMBs often fall victim to cyber-attacks due to lack of cyber security education, weak passwords, and poor user practices. For many businesses in the UK, it is no longer a question of ‘if’ you will get targeted, but ‘when’.

Top cyber threats to SMBs

Ransomware remains the most prominent cyber threat to small and medium sized businesses in the UK. With statistics on the rise, the threat is growing. But it’s the aftermath of a ransomware attack that becomes a nightmare for any business.

Not having access to business-critical data for hours, days or even weeks can result in lost business, heavy fines and irreparable damage to your brand reputation. So, how can SMBs without any in-house expertise protect themselves against potential cyber threats?

Prevention, cure, or both?

Developing a robust, multi-layered cybersecurity strategy can save a business. It is crucial to have solutions in place that both protect you from, and help you recover from, any potential network security breach.

Protecting your business with firewalls, email security and threat logging is only the start. With cyber attacks becoming more complex, having an effective business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution in place is essential. How quickly you respond to and recover from a disaster will ultimately define your business.

Following a security breach, many business leaders don’t even consider the extra financial damage that the resulting downtime will inflict upon their organisation. Without accessible backups of your critical data, you and your team could go days or even weeks without being able to perform essential tasks. But by having a BCDR solution in place, you enable your organisation to keep business running at maximum efficiency.

Secure and cost-effective network protection

Many SMBs do not have the in-house expertise to manage cyber security 24/7/365. This is why organisations often turn to managed service providers (MSPs) like KBR for support.

With over 35 years of experience providing digital network solutions across all sectors, KBR are trusted experts when it comes to cyber security, data protection and BCDR solutions for businesses, educational establishments and public sector organisations across the UK.

So, if you’re looking for a reliable network security solution, or simply want some advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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