The Future of SME Cyber Security


21 Sep 2015

The Future of SME Cyber Security

As cyber-attacks become increasingly publicised by the world’s media; awareness of the dangers should hopefully increase. Despite that, hackers and cyber criminals are constantly adapting and evolving their strategies and all businesses whether they are huge corporations or SMEs must keep up.

Over the next few years, the world will become increasingly interconnected via the internet. From cars to our homes it is likely that virtually every piece of technology we use on an everyday basis will in some way be connected to net.

Internet of Things Will Expand

Every area of society will be affected by the increasing use of the internet. This increased reliance on the net will change the way companies do business and alter the way in which governments operate. The wars of the future are just as likely to be waged in cyber space as they are on the battlefield. Criminal organizations are also likely to increase their activities online and activists and extremists will also increasingly mobilize support across borders using the technology.

This increase in interconnectivity may improve many aspects of our lives, but it will also increase the opportunities for hackers and cyber criminals to cause mischief. As such, cyber security will become ever more important.

With self-driving cars that rely on the internet to operate, to even our fridges where you can go online direct and order food to restock it; hackers will surely try to take advantage. In business terms, the emphasis on whether a company takes cyber security seriously will be increasingly important.

SMEs Must Prepare For the Future

Schemes launched by governments to assist SMEs to pay for assistance in bolstering their cyber security are already underway, but as the importance of cyber security grows these schemes are likely to increase. The British government for example has stipulated to any businesses wishing to work with it that they must hold the Cyber Essentials accreditation. In the future, these schemes are likely to increase and the importance of accreditation will rise as well.

To prepare effectively for the future, SMEs should invest in bolstering their cyber security now. The experts at PGI Cyber can help you get your business up to speed on the cyber threat. PGI is taking part in the government’s cyber security voucher scheme and will train your staff to achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation. As the cyber threat evolves, PGI will be at the forefront of the training and education efforts.  

If SMEs take effective action to prepare themselves for the future now, then they will better placed to face the cyber challenges of the future.

Don’t become a target, invest in protection and seek the advice of the professionals such as those at PGI Cyber.

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