As we all become reliant on the internet to do business the opportunities for ‘bad guys’ to exploit potential weaknesses increase.
Businesses of all sizes are increasingly at risk of being hacked. Cyber attacks come in many guises from the installation of ransomware – which shuts down a company’s server until a fee is paid to ‘unlock’ it – to infecting a network with malware to attack visitors.
Every day, hackers compromise many thousands of websites without the owners being aware. The perpetrators want to launch spam or phishing attacks for personal information on the visitors.
Any website is open to exploitation if it invites visitors to:
- download pages
- search for a product or service
- fill out a contact form
- use an online shopping cart or
- create an account
A cyber attack of any kind can be devastating for business in terms of:
- data loss
- financial costs and
- reputation damage.
The Cyber Essentials scheme sets out the basics of good protection for organisations which rely on the internet to ensure the UK remains one of the safest places in the world to do business online.
At MC Software Solutions we can help reduce the risks by ensuring your system is configured properly, that software is expertly written and all security patches and updates are implemented regularly and promptly.
Our security experts will carry out a full audit and risk assessment of your site. They will identify potential problems and reduce the associated dangers.