What would hacking look like in the real world?
Cyber crime lives in the shadows. We partnered with leading British bike manufacturer Brompton to shine a light on the confusion and fear it can bring to a business and its staff.
It's nothing to be ashamed of, 1000s of small businesses are duped by hackers each year, from hoax emails to ransomware.
Hiscox Cyber and data risks insurance is designed to support and protect your business if it experiences a data breach or is the subject of an attack by a malicious hacker that affects its computer systems. It provides comprehensive cover, simplicity, reputation protection and a trusted partner in the event of a claim. If your business is interrupted by a cyber attack or a hacker steals or takes your data hostage, cyber insurance will help you get back up and running.
Our CyberClear Academy is an online interactive suite of cyber security training modules included as part of our Cyber and data insurance policies. Through the link below we are offering the first module of the CyberClear Academy 'Managing Online Risks' for free, just set up an account with us and you'll be ready to go.
Cybercrime can affect any business and is becoming increasingly sophisticated. The good news is there are several ways you can reduce the risk. Start with these five simple steps to better protect your business today.
The lines between work and home have blurred. We often have our business devices wherever we are, any time of day, so it is essential to remain vigilant by only using approved, secure business devices and networks.
Hacked email accounts using only a single password for protection are responsible for many cybercrimes. Adding a second layer of protection - such as a one-time pin code sent to an application or mobile device - makes it much harder for hackers to gain unauthorised access.
Over two thirds of cybercrime results from human error. Staff may click on suspect links, open infected attachments or simply lose a device or document. Encourage employees to share and learn, offer cyber awareness training and lead by example to reduce this risk.
Email fraud costs businesses millions. Recognising common practices such as using fake email accounts resembling legitimate ones, making requests for funds to new bank accounts, using two-step passwords and typing web addresses manually rather than clicking on links can reduce this risk.
Using a secret key to encrypt your data can make it unreadable without the same key. This keeps customer and business data secure if any of your devices are lost, stolen or compromised. Encryption functionality comes as standard on most phones and laptops, it just needs to be turned on.