Paul Taylor, UK head of cyber security at KPMG in the UK, comments on the National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Business Guide.
Paul Taylor, UK head of cyber security at KPMG in the UK, comments on the National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Business Guide. Taylor highlights that cyber security should be as second nature as cashing up or locking the doors at night. He said:
“Many small to medium sized businesses and their staff do not realise the true value of the information they hold, whether that be financial, customer records, or intellectual property. The potential impact if this information were to be lost or stolen through a cyber-breach could be catastrophic and result in loss of business and damage to reputation amongst a whole list of other possible repercussions.
“For businesses of all sizes, cyber security should be as second nature as cashing up or locking the doors at night. Educating the workforce on cyber threats and getting them to play their part in protecting information can be a big step in protecting valuable business intellectual property and making them realise it’s not just an issue for big firms. It’s essential for small businesses to review what important information they hold and how they put a padlock on it in the cyber world.”
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