FSB figures show that a staggering seven million cyber crimes are committed
against smaller businesses in the UK every year - that's 19,000 every day.
These crimes cost small business victims on average nearly £3,000 and generally
take more than two days to recover from.
In light of this, the FSB have asked the experts behind the FSB Cyber Protection Helpline, NCC Group , what advice they can offer to small business owners.
Ashley Newton of the FSB Cyber Helpline has issued the following guidance:
"There is currently a large scale ongoing ransomware campaign impacting businesses of all sizes worldwide (most notably the NHS)."
Home and business users should take the following steps to protect themselves:
The advice above should adequately protect users from being a victim of not only ransomware such as 'WannaCry' but from all forms of malware.
Those responsible for enterprise infrastructure and wishing to remediate against this type of attack specifically should follow the National Cyber Security Centre's guide on the topic. Details can be found here .
Devices running outdated Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2003) should go to the following link to download and install a patch specific to 'WannaCry'.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the ransomware and this attack can visit the NCC Group's blog .
As part of FSB membership, you would have automatic access to FSB Cyber Protection, which gives you:
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