COVID-19: online safety for business – issues and solutions

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown many small businesses have been put at risk from cyber security breaches. This COVID-19: online safety for business – issues and solutions factsheet shares examples of possible breaches and solutions to mitigate the impact of breaches.

Remote working and cyber security breaches

Crowdstrike1 cites a combination of more employees working remotely and weak cyber security strategies as the main cause of the risk. This COVID-19: online safety for business – issues and solutions factsheet outlines several common issues. Easy to implement solutions are provided in order to improve safety online and enhance business continuity.
The case studies have been anonymised to protect the identity of customers.

Lockdown and cyber security breaches

BITC has been working with members of its Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) to identify some of the top cyber security risks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Paticularly at risk are SMEs.

Would you be ready for a cyber attack?

Find out how your business can prepare itself for a cyber-attack, including how to avoid an employee clicking on a phishing link and advice on which password managers to use.

Detailed information

Visit the National Cyber Security Centre website for more detailed information about specific cyber security risks arising from COVID-19.

About BERG

Created by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and convened by BITC, BERG’s objective is to help businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. BERG is an influential network of UK business leaders and strategic partners that include national charities and UK government departments.

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