Security has become more than locks and fences, we now have to include passwords, firewalls and virus protection.
You and your colleagues need to protect your business interests from potential cyber threats which could damage the company and place your customers at risk.
- Keep your system up-to-date to keep your online presence secure and prevent any email scams, fraud or 'malvertising'.
- Train your staff to understand the risks and prevent them from being the weak link.
- Attachments and web-links to be screened and carefully managed.
- External services and suppliers to be assessed to meet your security needs.
- Any remote access links should be secure and limited to authorised employees.
- Secure any potential access to your server through mobile devices, the CCTV system or any peripheral hardware.
Where to go for information
Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum (GSCF) is a local initiative established by Gloucestershire Constabulary in order to provide a dedicated means to provide Cyber Safety advice. It also provides a secure environment for businesses to engage directly with peers and report incidents or discuss concerns about cyber crime with Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Since 2014 the government has been taking steps to increase the levels of cyber security in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of requirements to provide basic protection against the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
Gloucestershire Constabulary's Safer Cyber Twitter feed