Despite an overall decrease in fraud and computer misuse in 2017, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports show that incidents involving computer misuse and malware against business are way up.

This rise in business-related computer misuse is largely accounted for by a 145% rise in computer malware and DDoS attacks the past year to 8,292 offenses.

More specifically, this is thought to be due to a rise in levels of malware, mainly ransomware and Trojans, including several high-profile attacks and security breaches on national institutions, including the WannaCry attacks in May 2017.

This is the reason why Secure I.T. Environments has invested time and effort into obtaining the Cyber Essentials Certificate.

The scheme has been developed by Government and industry to fulfill two functions. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats, within the context of the 10 Steps to Cyber Security. And through the Assurance Framework, it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.

Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement Click here to find out more about the Cyber Essentials Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview