What is Cyber Security?
Network Infrastructure suffers outages frequently, irrespective of an organisation or businesses size. Data is increasingly compromised by Threat Actors and Computer Systems are often infected by a vast array of, and exponential growth of viruses; amongst various other incidents that affect our Business lives in so many ways today, that ranges from utter inconvenience, through to life-threatening digital events one way or another.
As the number of mobile device users, digital applications and data creation and consumption of also increases exponentially, so do the opportunities for criminals as well as opportunists. If your infrastructure, devices and the data that they hold is not mitigated against, then you afford Threat Actors the ability to utilise their full suite of methods, approaches, tools and ultimately deliver their pain points to both domestic or commercial market places - including Third Sector Organisations.
Definition of Cyber Security
"The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorised use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this"
Source: cybersecurity. Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/cybersecurity
Why is Cyber Security Important?
It can be said that most businesses including Charities, Social Enterprises and Not-for-Profits collect, process and store a huge amount of confidential and sensitive information on computers, where that data is then transmitted across various networks and methods, to other computer systems and devices.
Therefore, with the intensification in volume, sophistication and the resulting damage of cyber attacks, you must now trust that the only option, is one of acceptance.obtain a constant Cyber & Data Security consideration and on-going maintenance of and implementation of required, to protect your organisations sensitive business data and that of personally identifiable information, (PII) as well as safeguarding your Third Sector Organisation as a whole for all concerned.
Begin the process of obtaining a consistent Cyber & Data Security consideration, with on-going maintenance of and implementation of required processes including education and awareness, services and products and engagement; to decrease the threats and risks on your organisations sensitive business data and that of personal identifiable information, as well as safeguarding your Third Sector Organisation as a whole for all concerned.