Leading managed IT services provider Radius is warning Cork SMEs of the need for all businesses to prepare for a potential cyber-attack, regardless of size.
Director of Radius Cork, Kevin O’Regan said: “Every SME needs to be aware that cyber-attacks don’t just happen to large organisations. Cyber-attacks have become increasingly common across industries, throughout the world. It’s not just global corporate giants or national organisations that fall victim to cyber-attacks. One study showed that almost half of cyber-attacks target small businesses.
“As businesses of all sizes continue to operate remotely or using a hybrid model, there is an increased chance of your business falling victim to a cyber-attack. As we have seen, these types of breaches can lead to data being stolen or encrypted, funds being misappropriated and disabled computers leaving employees unable to work. Attacks have grown significantly sophisticated and can initially go undetected by businesses. Following the recent cyber-attack on the HSE, businesses need to analyse and optimise the practises they currently have in place when it comes to their IT infrastructure.”