Why cyber attacks are focussing on SME businesses.

Just this morning, on the national news channel, the topic of business cyber crime was discussed at length - with specific mention made of the UK's SME market that remains continually under threat, and singling out the manufacturing sector as a current hot spot. And today, the news echoed previous sentiments even more with the boss of the EEF, the body that represents the voice of British manufacturing in the UK and Europe, Stephen Phipson reporting that results of a recent survey within the manufacturing industry astonished, with 48% of those surveyed reporting that they have, at some time, been [...]

2018-04-23T14:26:36+00:00April 23rd, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on Why cyber attacks are focussing on SME businesses.

Why the Facebook – Cambridge Analytica scandal is absolutely relevant to SMEs today.

Today is a big day in the life of Social Media Giant Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, where he faces not one, but two, congressional hearings following the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal where the company stands accused of using the personal data of millions of Facebook users to influence how people vote.  And while the world's media stays focussed on Mr Zuckerberg and his involvement or awareness of the serious breach of data privacy, this media headline is a small drop in a very large pond of a much bigger problem: Cybercrime Indeed, accessing private and personal data of millions of online [...]

2018-04-10T15:08:38+00:00April 10th, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on Why the Facebook – Cambridge Analytica scandal is absolutely relevant to SMEs today.