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The Government is making cyber security one of the priorities in its Build Back Better plan for UK growth. “At the heart of this is a push for businesses to certify the government’s Cyber Essentials standard which, if followed, helps reduce the threat of cyber attack by up to 80%. This should really be the starting point on which organisations build their cyber-security plans,” said Penson.


Another factor behind effective cyber security is to make processes easier for employees, for example, by avoiding password-laden access requirements. Smith suggested one alternative: “Password-less uses biometrics and neuro- science, with shapes, patterns and colours. But there’s a problem of the connotation that password-less doesn’t sound secure when the opposite can be the case.”


Artificial intelligence is also coming to the rescue. “One of the key capabilities of AI-driven technology is its ability to learn normal patterns of behaviour, allowing it to detect unusual activity that could indicate a potential cyber-security threat or network breach. An autonomous response aspect then allows the software to respond automatically to this threat, with limited or even no human interaction,” said Cripps.


The message from companies and technology experts is to get your cyber security sorted and don’t waste time prevaricating.


Cyber-secure: 10 simple things that your business should get right, right now


Walker concluded:


‘If your business hasn’t got a cybersecurity policy, it’s time to get one’


• Check devices, including personal devices


• Keep systems and software up to date • Back-up data • Educate staff on IT basics • Use a trusted VPN • Monitor in real-time • Avoid public Wi-Fi • Get a disaster recovery health check • Have a continuity plan


L-R:


Bruce Penson


James Cripps


Steve Groom


Paul Holland


Graeme McGowan


Roland Emmans businessmag.co.uk MAY/JUNE 2021 21


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