Cyber attacks are malicious attempts to breach an information system of another individual or organisation to benefit from system disruption and or to attain a monetary ransom. 

Common Types of Cyber Attack

Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails that resemble emails from reputable sources. The aim is to steal sensitive data like credit card numbers and login information. It’s the most common type of cyber attack. You can help protect yourself through education or a technology solution that filters malicious emails.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software. It is designed to extort money by blocking access to files or the computer system until the ransom is paid. Paying the ransom does not guarantee that the files will be recovered or the system restored.

Malware is a type of software designed to gain unauthorised access or to cause damage to a computer.

Securing your Digital Premise

Businesses and organisations are placing more and more emphasis on securing their internal networks and devices, and although we are seeing a reduction in the number of businesses who have experienced a cyber attack; hackers are still at large and it now seems that it is no longer a case of if, but more a case of when you will be targeted.

The March 2021 Cyber Securities Breaches Survey reflected that four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. Like previous years, this is higher among medium businesses (65%), large businesses (64%) and high-income charities (51%). 

It is no wonder that three-quarters of businesses now hold cyber security as a high priority for their directors or senior managers, while seven in ten charities say this of their trustees.

With the Christmas bank holidays leaving businesses closed and potentially vulnerable for a longer period of time, it is a prime opportunity for hackers to strike.  

If you need help tightening up your security then 2 Circles has a range of services that can help protect you.  Please contact us on 03456200200 or to find the solution to best fit your business set-up.