11% of businesses have experienced cybercrime in the last 12 months, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 2023 conducted by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

That breaks down as 26% of medium businesses and 37% of large businesses that have had an unwelcome encounter with cybercriminals. That’s a startling statistic and, when you consider how businesses today rely on their website, data or cloud-based files, the impact can be devastating.

That’s why it’s important to have a backup plan. Yet, 49.8% of businesses say they are underprepared for a cyber-attack.

One of the key challenges in preparing for a cyber-attack is that, as online security issues have become increasingly complex, it can be difficult to find employees with the right skill sets to secure assets and get networks back online following an incident.

Actions to take following a cyber-attack

Once you’ve spotted that a cybercriminal is in the throes of attacking your network, you need to act fast to stop the attack in its tracks. As soon as you’ve identified the type of breach, you need to disconnect and secure the affected network.

Then you need to assess the damage.

Only then, can you begin to rebuild the network, testing each element to ensure that any infected part is removed and dealt with appropriately.

ASL has a team of experts on hand when you need them. We bridge the skills gap, delivering expertise that most companies don’t have in-house.

We’ll help you to get a strategy in place that ensures that your data is kept safely and securely, in a manner that is compliant with GDPR, protecting you from keeping you safe from crippling fines for non-compliance.

Expert advice for speedier business continuity in the face of a cyber attack

Our team of printer security specialists can help you protect and manage access, protect and secure your data and manage your networks with Multi-Factor Authentication, next-generation anti-virus, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and even Data Profiling and Change and permission auditing. We can set up data encryption and mobile device management, SSL certificates, and Email and Web Security.

By creating secure backups for your data, you can limit the extent of the impact that an attacker may have on your business. Whether you want a full, virtual machine-level recovery plan or a smaller, data-only backup service, ASL can ensure a consistent and effective approach to backing up your data that delivers the peace of mind you deserve.

Then, we can also help you develop a plan to follow if you do find yourself the victim of a cyber-attack. With some planning, you can get back up and running quickly and relatively easily, minimising the impact of the attack on your business operations. From our Network Operations Centre in Milton Keynes, we can implement policies and procedures, standardise incident resolution, proactively manage alerting and escalations, manage the automation of repetitive tasks and increase efficiencies, all so you don’t have to. We partner with some of the biggest names in technology to deliver the best solutions on the market.

For more information on how we can help you and your printer security clean up and get back up and running after a cyber-attack, contact us on [email protected] or visit our website at IT Services – ASL Group (asl-group.co.uk).