By Danny Mills – Head of Mid-Market Sales.
Your data is your business, it’s as simple as that. No organisation can function without digital records covering customers, suppliers and staff. Critical intellectual property will also almost always be held digitally. So, protecting data is vital. Historically, all firms needed to worry about was a server or hardware failure. That’s still an issue for some, but added to this is the increasing risk of cyber attacks.
The recent ‘WannaCrypt’ ransomware attack has brought this into sharp focus. It has affected hundreds of thousands of computers globally, including several NHS Trusts, Germany’s rail network Deutsche Bahn, Telefonica, US logistics giant FedEx and Russia’s interior ministry. The fact that the cyber criminals behind the attack were able to utilise tools first developed by the US National Security Agency gave the attack a new potency.