We had an incredible Disaster Masterclass: preparing for 2022 event in partnership with Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. If you missed the event here is a quick recap video from this engaging session.
Takeaway top tips from the presenters at the event:
Greg Jones. Datto.
- Cyber-crime has overtaken crime in the real world – don’t ignore it!
- The key to mitigating risk is to build cyber resilience. Remember people, process and technology. Think strategically and build up cyber resilience across these three key strands of your business.
- Cyber resilience is a shared responsibility – work with your people and your strategic partners to build your resilience. Cyber threats are ever-changing so review, adapt regularly, and seek help from technology partners to ensure you cover all possible threat vectors.
Andrew Baud. Tala.
- 69% of businesses have gone through a significant crisis over the past 4 years – don’t be the next bad news story, get ahead of the issue.
- Protect your reputation – remember: predict, prepare, perform, perfect. Work across your business and call-in expert advice and support to help you.
- Make friends with those outside your business, those who can help you if your organisation suffers a crisis. Including, local politicians/councils and authorities, industry and local news journalists, partners and vendors. You’ll be in a much better place because of this.
Ben Butler. MacBeth Insurance Brokers.
- A significant cyberattack happens every 90 seconds. SMB’s are the hacker’s top targets; so be in the mindset of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’.
- Traditional and ‘off-the-shelf’ policies probably don’t cover you from cybercrime. Check your current cover and talk to a broker about the best cover for you and your business.
- Build a culture of security – bring in your team and enable them to be advocates, at all levels. Introduce cyber training if you’re not doing so already, as well as technical safeguards like MFA (Multifactor Authentication) and Backup management – and bring in expert advice as you need it.
Mark Godsland. Thames Valley Police.
- Cybercrime and cyber fraud come in many guises, be ahead of the curve and think strategically about your people and your technology risks.
- Train your staff about the risks and how to prevent them. Be mindful of all of the great content available to you via the likes of the National Cyber Security Centre. Give serious consideration to becoming Cyber Essentials endorsed. Utilise SEROCU’s Decision and Disruption tools and exercises.
- And finally, please report any cyber incidents that you or your team encounter. Without the knowledge of zero-day and ongoing cybercrime activities, we can’t help you… register for this, go to Action Fraud’s website and set up your organisation’s reporting credentials now so you can react. early to threats as they happen.
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