Hybrid working, IoT and cloud applications are improving employee wellbeing and productivity, while cutting costs for employers and reducing carbon emissions. But they present new opportunities for cyber criminals too.

What you need to know:

  • Cyber criminal activity is growing exponentially spurred on by IoT devices and digital transformation*
  • Ransomware attacks increased by 438% in 2020 vs 2019*
  • Remote employees, IoT , Cloud and smart technologies provide new gateways for cyber criminals.
  • The cost of a ransomware attack has tripled in the last 2 years to $300k per incident and some of the biggest attacks commanding £10m ransom demands** 
Sources: *Forbes **Computer Weekly
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Are you vulnerable to cyber attacks?

Businesses must be aware of the various risks and how to mitigate them.

Are your employees working remotely more than ever?

Are your employees working remotely more than ever?


Have you moved your data into cloud applications?

Have you moved your data into cloud applications?

Does your business hold or process sensitive corporate data?

Does your business hold or process sensitive corporate data?

What is the impact of a cyber attack?

Where at one time a security breach may have been a slight embarrassment, a security breach now has severe repercussions, including:


Reputational impact of a cyber-attack affects investor and customer confidence for the long term. A study in 2019 found companies on average suffered a share price fall of over 7% following a data breach.


Businesses unable to access finance, sales and operational data are unable to even transact basic process. The operational impact is immediate and profound. 


Even as a victim of a cyber-attack you may be liable for penalty and significant fines.


Cyber attacks negatively impact credit ratings and investor confidence. The future of your business is threatened by cyber breaches. 

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How can we help:

Backbone Connects cyber security solutions reduce the risk of a cyber attack. Our solutions are:

  1. Aligned to the National Cyber Security Council guidelines
  2. Meet or exceed the Cyber Essentials Plus standard
  3. Support GDPR compliance
  4. Draw on the worlds leading cyber security technologies as identified by the Gartner Magic Quadrant 
Contact our team of cyber security experts to see how we can help you protect your business, employees and data.

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