How would your business respond if you got a virus? Far too many businesses wait until they’ve already suffered a cyber attack to think about that question. By then, the damage is already done: when a virus hits your systems, every second counts.
Being small is no excuse not to have a plan. Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of small businesses suffered a virus or malicious software infection in 2015. To add insult to injury, the same research shows that the cost of such a security breach averages between £75,000 - £311,000 for a small business.
So, here’s what you do if a device in your business has got a virus. Commit it to memory.
Don’t panic - act:
With these steps, you should be able to cleanse your network of malware and mitigate a disaster. But, if this doesn’t work, and you don’t have a qualified IT team to help you, it’s time to seek external help.
Strong business security is about far more than knowing what to do when something goes wrong. It’s about:
Most importantly, it’s about having the right support available to shore up your defences and to help you when something does go wrong.
Without support, your business walks a statistical tight rope, risking a disastrous security breach every day.