France recommends SMEs to cope with new sophisticated threats
The French National Cybersecurity Agency identifies in its last report espionage as one of the greatest cyber risks. With 80% of the French workforce working in an SME, the security expert would like to expand the Cyber Malveillance programme, designed to support SMEs’ protection.
According to Guillaume Poupard, security expert, international cooperation is key in this area. Agreeing at international level on what is permitted and what is not in cyberspace is vital. Read more.
SMEs must prepare for all Brexit scenarios
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidelines for SMEs to prepare for a no-deal scenario. In such a case, the EU would require additional measures when personal data are transferred between the EU and the UK, and SMEs must be prepared.
ICO’s guidelines clarify steps that can be taken already now and others that should be taken when the UK leaves the EU. It gives entrepreneurs information on how to maintain data flows that are vital for business supply chains to function. Read more.
UK SMEs are too cyber vulnerable
The global insurance brokerage Gallagher has highlighted how costly cyber crimes are for SMEs. In a poll of 1.120 UK SMEs, 24% confirmed having been victims of cyberattacks in 2018.
17% of them spent more than £10,000 to combat cyberattacks, and 23% said they would survive less than a month if they were to suffer such an attack.
Gallagher urges UK SMEs to not only review their crisis preparedness, but also to assess their ability to survive. Read more.