50% of the worst breaches in 2015 were caused by inadvertent human error. Don’t let your employees become your organisation’s Achilles’ heel.

Cyber criminals are always looking for the easiest point of entry into your network. By providing fewer weak spots you will be able to make the most of the security systems you have in place. When running your own on-premises network, the onus is on you to ensure it is protected, capable of meeting your operational needs and, in the case of customer and business information, compliant to the correct standards.

With a cloud solution in place, delivered by the right provider, many of these security concerns can be more effectively monitored and managed, and the risks reduced. However, high levels of security can only do so much.

Cloud security must be considered in the context of a wider cyber security strategy. If you don’t get it right, the average annualised cost of cyber crime for UK organisations is £4.1 million

Six simple but important actions to make your users, devices & data safer in the cloud:

  • Make sure to regularly check and install the latest security updates.
  • Use the most up to date versions of all software and use automatic updates where possible.
  • Develop your software securely.
  • Don’t run software as an Administrator to mitigate risks.
  • Use firewall and antivirus software to spot threats.
  • Educate yourself and your staff on the latest risks, common cyber crime methods and the best practice.
“Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world”
Ginni Rometty, IBM Corp

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