Advice & Guidance

Understanding the risk to you and your organisation

We live in one of the most open digital societies in the world. This brings lots of opportunities, but it also makes us vulnerable to the ever-evolving cyber attacks that seek to defraud, extort, exploit, steal information, damage or disrupt businesses and organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.

Any organisation connected to the internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks. This can be either targeted or non-targeted attacks. It’s a fact of digital life. Cyber attacks are simply one of the risks of doing business and communicating in a digital age. This risk should be managed in line with other organisational risks. 

Getting the cyber basics right is relatively simple and can eliminate as much as 80% of the risk from non-targeted internet-borne threats. Doing business involves taking some informed risks but are you confident you are adequately informed about the cyber risk to your business? 

Section Why you should address the cyber risks to your organisation

Why you should address the cyber risks to your organisation

  • Protecting your organisation from cyber attacks puts you in a stronger position to thrive. It can increase customer confidence and help secure and retain business and contracts.
  • You may be putting your organisation at significant risk by underestimating the disruptive impact a cyber attack can have on your business, or the lasting damage to its reputation.
  • Increasingly, organisations in the public and private sectors are asking suppliers to demonstrate their cyber security credentials.
  • Protecting personal data is a legal requirement. Getting the cyber basics right will help you with this.
  • Your customers and clients expect you to be managing the cyber risk and doing what is reasonably expected of every business.

This website will provide you with the tools and guidance you need to improve your organisation’s cyber resilience, reducing the likelihood that you will become a victim to cyber crime, or helping you to better handle a cyber attack—with as minimum negative impact as possible.

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