Website Design Cheltenham secures Cyber 139

Website Design in Cheltenham has secures the new Cyber 139 site.

Website Design in Cheltenham has secures the new Cyber 139 site.Website Design in Cheltenham was asked to help design, search engine optimise and secure the new Cyber 139 site.

With cyber security growing as an issue- and an unfortunate business, being based here in Cheltenham makes sense to develop a new, targeted and focused business.

Large scale cyber security breaches make the headlines but about 70% of organisations are not reporting their worst security incidents- so what is making the news is just a small proportion of the breaches that are actually taking place.

According to the latest report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there were 5.8 million incidents of cyber crime and fraud in the 12 months up to March 2016, affecting one in 10 people in England and Wales.

For small organisations the worst breaches cost between £65,000 and £115,000 on average and for large organisations may run to many millions of pounds. These costs can occur as direct financial losses due to fraud or theft; the loss of productivity due to time spent recovering from the effects of a successful attack; or the lost of trust and reputation.

Despite the vast majority of small firms (93%) taking steps to protect their business from digital threats, two thirds (66%) have been a victim of cyber crime in the last two years. Over that period, those affected have been victims on four occasions on average, costing each business almost £3000 in total.

So effective cyber prevention starts with the changed mind set of “what happens WHEN we are hacked” from “what happens IF we are hacked”. And working on from there.

So, if you want to protect your business’s survival then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Voice Over Artist secured by Website Design

Voice Over Artist Andy Turvey has had his main website secured by Website Design Cheltenham.

Voice Over Artist Andy Turvey has had his main website secured by Website Design Cheltenham.Website Design in Cheltenham have been helping Andy Turvey with his websites including his main eponymous voiceover site for a number of years.

Having updated his website last year we realised that to maintain his professional status that his side would need to be secured- even though he doesn’t take online books nor maintain personal, sensitive customer data online.

This process also has the added advantage that Google ranks protected and secure websites over unprotected sites as a way of improving overall online reputations.

Then we added a number of other security measures. But what these exactly are are between us and the client.

Cyber security is a growing threat to all businesses- large and small so this area is one where we are increasingly helping our clients.

Large scale cyber security breaches make the headlines but about 70% of organisations are not reporting their worst security incidents- so what is making the news is just a small proportion of the breaches that are actually taking place.

Britain was being targeted by up to 1,000 cyber attacks every hour in 2014. The latest published figures in 2016 don’t even quantify the latest rates- except to say that 24% of ALL businesses they surveyed have had one or more cyber security breaches in the past 12 months.

So, if you want to protect your business’s website and your business processes then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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WDC at Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum

Website Design Cheltenham attended last week’s Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum hosted by Gloucestershire Police.

Website Design Cheltenham attended last week's Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum hosted by Gloucestershire Police.One of the key findings was that Gloucestershire businesses should contact the Police as early as possible about cyber crime- even before they are targeted.

“The sooner we can become involved the better,” said Garry Lilburn, detective inspector, cyber crime unit, Metropolitan Police.

Current reporting mechanisms are “clunky” and there plans to replace them, he said, but in the meantime, businesses can make direct contact with the cyber divisions of the National Crime Agency (0370 496 7622) UK-wide or the Met Police for cyber crime in London (0207 230 8129) or 01452 752644 in Gloucestershire.

“Businesses can call us to discuss what is happening and get advice without having to officially report a crime and without fear of it leaking to the media or regulators,” said Lilburn, adding that some of the biggest cyber crime cases his unit has worked on have never been reported in public.

“If businesses contact us about cyber crime in action, we can advise them on how to mitigate the attack, preserve evidence, and how to communicate with cyber extortion gangs and even the media if necessary in the case of high-profile attacks,” he said.

However, Lilburn said businesses should engage with police even before they are targeted by cyber criminals.

“We offer a service of conducting table-top exercises with businesses so they can experience what it is like to work with the police in the event of an attack by cyber criminals and learn what kind of information we will need and the kind of questions we will ask,” he said.

“Businesses should ensure they understand what law enforcement can do for them, what investigators are likely to ask for, and what they can do to help any investigation,” he said, adding that they should get their legal counsel involved because they are going to be one of the first points of contact with the police in the event of a cyber criminal attack.

Cyber crime is almost always international in nature, but that should not put businesses off reporting cyber criminal activities, even if they appear to be coming from overseas or conducted through anonymising proxies, said Lilburn.

“While cyber criminals may be based in countries where we cannot reach them, they also like to go on vacation, and often they go to countries where we do have the ability to make arrests, so businesses should talk to law enforcement about the cyber criminal activities they are seeing,” he said.

“Law enforcement should learn from this and also begin to find ways to collect information about bad actors that can be queried by law enforcement agencies around the world,” he said.

“Just because cyber criminals are located in other countries or appear to be anonymous, businesses should not assume we will not be interested or that we will not be able to take action against those responsible”

Many of these third parties are small and medium enterprises that work as suppliers or partners to larger organisations, but these businesses typically do not have the same level of security awareness or resources as their bigger partners.

Indeed part of the out group is Cyber Security Force who are part of the Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum- which is founded and run by the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

So, if you want to protect your business’s survival then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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Website Design Cheltenham secures Cyber Security Force

Website Design in Cheltenham has secured the Cyber Security Force.

Website Design in Cheltenham has secured the Cyber Security Force.Website Design in Cheltenham has been helping a number of organisations with their online security for a number of years so we are very pleased to have secured the Cyber Security Force site.

The first step logically was to protect both the domain’s server and users with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) which then adds a green padlock to the browser’s view of the URL so that the http bit becomes https.

This process also has the added advantage that Google ranks protected and secure websites over unprotected sites as a way of improving overall online reputations.

Then we added a number of other security measures. But what these exactly are are between us and the client.

Cyber security is a growing threat to all businesses- large and small so this area is one where we are increasingly helping our clients.

Large scale cyber security breaches make the headlines but about 70% of organisations are not reporting their worst security incidents- so what is making the news is just a small proportion of the breaches that are actually taking place. Britain is being targeted by up to 1,000 cyber attacks every hour.

So, if you want to protect your business’s website and your business processes then please contact us NOW or ring us on now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
contact website design cheltenham