10 steps to protect from online threats

1 Author : August 8, 2013 0

ELY, ENGLAND: As MI5 and GCHQ begin auditing UK FTSE-350 chairmen about their companies’ cyber security, IT Governance is issuing an infographic to help all businesses understand the 10 steps they must take to protect themselves from online threats.

IT Governance, a cyber security services business has issued the infographic as part of its campaign to encourage leaders of all sizes of business to take appropriate action against the risk of cyber attacks and associated data breaches and business interruption.

The infographic quantifies the reality of today’s cyber threat with hard-hitting statistics and then sets out a risk-assessment process that businesses should perform without delay to foil potential cyber attackers.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “We welcome the fact the Government and its security agencies are trying to raise awareness of cyber security, but the risks also face the millions of businesses outside the FTSE-350.”

“With this infographic, we have distilled into an easily digestible format the steps businesses need to take to protect themselves. We thereby hope to encourage more leaders to take pre-emptive action now, rather just keeping fingers crossed in the face of a rising tide of attacks,” added Calder.

IT Governance recently conducted an international survey of senior executive opinion about cyber security and found 25 per cent of bosses said they have received a ‘concerted attack’ in the past 12 months. However, the true total may be higher, as more than 20 per cent were unsure if their organisation has been subject to attack.


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