Russia-Ukraine: Should your Business or Organisation be worried about a Cyber Attack?

Rising tensions between Russia and the Ukraine have significantly escalated over the past few days, and as such the GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged UK organisations to ‘bolster their online defences’; we ask how protected is your business or organisation from any Cyber Attack?

Last week Ukrainian banking and government websites were briefly knocked offline by a spate of DDoS attacks, which the UK & US have said were carried out by Russian hackers (something which Russia has denied) however there are now rising concerns the same type of attacks could be targeted to UK companies and organisations as tensions continue to rise and sanctions are imposed.

Ensuring your IT network is sufficiently protected against any form of Cyber Attack is paramount, not only do Cyber Attacks compromise your data, it also can deeply impact both user experience & trust…and of course your bottom line. The longer a network remains offline; data retrieval and longer term damage become more likely. In the past 12 months alone, 65% of UK businesses reported some kind of Cyber Attack upon their business, and its estimated to cost UK businesses and organisations in excess of £30 billion a year.

By using a managed IT provider, you can mitigate the risk of a cyber attack and benefit from the latest software technologies, data protection and infrastructure via leading team of experts. Usually the cost of implementing a managed IT provider is actually much more cost effective, and you’ll then have the peace of mind knowing that your business or organisation is fully protected should the worst happen.

Over the past year we’ve been working with all our clients to ensure that they’re fully defended and protected against even the most hostile of attacks. We offer a wide range of cyber security solutions for Schools, Ogranisations and Businesses including:

Advanced IT Services can conduct a free cyber security review for your business or organisation with absolutely no obligation. Simply get in touch with our team and we’ll prepare a full report highlighting potential weaknesses in your IT network.