46% of all UK businesses have suffered at least one attack within the last 12 months and 65,000 UK SME’s suffer cyber security attacks each day, of which 4,500 are successful. This means that every 19 seconds an SME is hacked successfully. According to the UK Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, the most common types of cyber attacks that SMEs are experiencing are in the form of phishing and whaling email attacks, as well as malware and ransomware attacks.
Now more than ever, it’s important for businesses to think about their cyber security and ensure that they have the right controls in place to reduce their vulnerability to a cyber attack.
What can I do?
At the Police Digital Security Centre, we recommend businesses regularly review their vulnerability to the most common types of cyber crime.
That’s why we have created a hub of advice for small businesses.