With cyber attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, businesses are more vulnerable than ever before. In part 3 of our ‘Do More With Less’ series, we’re taking a look at easy ways to reduce risk.
Cybercrime is on the rise. In fact, in 2022, nearly 40% of all UK businesses experienced some form of online attack. Phishing attempts, malware, and ransomware are among the most common crimes.
It’s clear that, as attacks become more sophisticated, organisations need to be prepared to do more. However, given the uncertain landscape we’re operating in, they also need to do more with less.
This is the message being shared by Microsoft, who have identified 3 key areas of interest:
- Elimination of redundant solutions
- Simplification of IT management
- Protection of digital workers
With cyber attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, businesses are more vulnerable than ever before. In part 3 of our ‘Do More With Less’ series, we’re taking a look at easy ways to reduce risk and protect workers in the digital space, giving them the confidence they need to work effectively.
The state of cybercrime
Unfortunately, without action, the cybercrime situation is only likely to get worse. As digital transformation is embraced by even more businesses – and as more and more data is being stored in the cloud – hackers are seeing greater rewards for their efforts. They’re more active than ever.
Fortunately, as attacks become more advanced, so do security solutions. The problem? While businesses understand that their risk is growing, not all are choosing to do anything about it.
Why? There are, of course, many possible reasons. But reports suggest that almost 1 in 5 organisations are failing to take action because enhancing cybersecurity is too expensive.
It’s clear that there needs to be a way that businesses can do more to enhance their online security and protect their workers online, using fewer resources. Happily, there is.
Simple solutions to protect users and their data
As you’ll know if you’ve been following this ‘Do More With Less’ series, it’s possible to increase IT security through methods such as consolidating vendors and automating IT management processes. But these approaches are just part of the solution. More needs to be done to actively protect workers when they’re in the digital space. And that can be achieved by using the right tools.
Contrary to popular belief, online security shouldn’t require the purchase of separate, distinct, and dedicated software. It should come built into the apps and tools that you’re using on a day-to-day basis. If it doesn’t, then it might be time to consider switching to new business software solutions.
At Reliable Networks, we’re often asked for advice about enhancing online security, without draining the budget. And our response is almost always the same: take a look at the Microsoft 365 suite.
Microsoft 365 is built on a foundation of security. It offers secure authentication, conditional access, and identity protection to validate, verify, and protect user identities, accounts, and data.
The suite also comes with integrated Threat Intelligence that ‘learns’ about your users. The more the 365 apps are used, the more the software understands how your users behave online. This ensures you can be alerted as early as possible to potential breaches, and take the right action.
Yes, businesses need to do more. But it doesn’t mean they need to use more resources to achieve it. We believe that doing more with less is within reach for any business. Contact us to find out more.