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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Cyber security in Cheltenham

Cyber security services in Cheltenham

Cyber security services in CheltenhamWebsite Design Cheltenham is pleased to announce that our Managing Director Simon Dye has just completed a Cyber Security Open University course and passed the final assessment with a 94% mark.

This educational attainment epotimises our committment to remain at the cutting edge of technoligal advancements- so you can be sure that we know what we are talking about in helping you.

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.

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.

UK small businesses value their reputation as one of their key assets. Yet they are hugely underestimating the likelihood of a cyber breach happening to them and its long term impact:

60% of small businesses surveyed have experienced a cyber breach, but only 29% of those who haven’t experienced a breach cited potential reputational damage as an ‘important’ consideration.

The impact of a cyber breach can be huge and long lasting. 89% of the small businesses surveyed who have experienced a breach said it impacted on their reputation.  Those who experienced a breach said the attack led to:
Brand damage (31%)
Loss of clients (30%)
Ability to win new business (29%)

Cyber prevention is much better than cure

According to one industry report, the number of cyber ransomware attacks increased in 2014 by more than 4,000%, with small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) being the main target due to poor security practices.

The rise in legitimate websites being compromised for the purposes of executing watering hole attacks as a way of delivering malware – including ransomware – means enterprises need to add malware detection to web browsing activities.

Could your business survive a ransomware attack- would your accounts or your customer data be recoverable? Do you know how to safeguard your organisation’s very survival?

So, if you want to increase your ensure your organisation’s continued wellbeing then please contact us NOW or ring us on 01242 521967 now to see how we can help you to make money as well!
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