The Home Office is warning construction companies to review their security arrangements and procedures, after revealing there were 77,000 incidents of online crime against construction companies last year – with an estimated 2,000 firms having their online accounts raided by thieves.
Online security experts Symantic reveal in their latest Internet Security Threat Report that businesses of all sizes are potentially vulnerable to targeted attacks. “No businesses are without risks,” they warn. “From data breaches to digital extortion, new threats appear daily.”
How real is the threat to your business?
Organised criminal gangs are moving away from high risk activities such as drug smuggling in favour of cyber fraud
In other words, the easiest way to breach your company’s defences is through its people, rather than its systems.
Password are the single biggest security risk in any business
Make sure your password security is high – which translates as using different passwords for different accounts, systems and applications; the longer a password is, the harder it is to crack – use a minimum of twelve characters; passwords should be random and without predictable patterns; keep passwords in a secure, locked place; change passwords regularly; never send passwords in an email, or even leave them in a protected online file.
Simple steps to protect you and your systems
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