Cyber security protection for your business

Protecting your business against cyber attacks is essential for organisations of all sizes. EBS are experts in safeguarding SMEs with cyber security underpinned by the government’s CyberEssentials Plus.

CyberEssentials: Keeping your business and employees safe online

Cybersecurity might sound intimidating or even like a scare tactic for SMEs. Ultimately, it’s about ensuring the safety of your business and your employees online. 85% of data breaches are caused by human error and these data breaches could disrupt your business operations or cost your business money. Minimise your risk by becoming CyberEssentials certified. EBS and CyberSmart will guide you through every step of the process to ensure the security of you, your employees and your business. 

Understanding the risks of cyberattacks

  • In 2022 54% of SMEs were the victim of a cyberattack.
  • Among cyberattacks on UK businesses in 2022, 12% were attributed to malware.
  • 62% of ransomware attacks target SMEs.
  • In 2022 83% of UK businesses experienced phishing attacks. 
  • A UK SME is successfully hacked every 19 seconds.
  • Insider threats have increased by 44% over the past two years
  • 10% of UK businesses experienced a denial of service (DoS) attack in 2022
  • The average annual cost of IT downtime to UK businesses is £3.6 million.
  • 85% of data breaches are caused by human error

Frequently Asked Questions on CyberSecurity

Cybersecurity certifications provide a framework that outlines the tools, processes, and policies businesses must implement to protect themselves against online threats. Even entry-level certifications, like Cyber Essentials, provide SMEs with everything they need to identify and mitigate cyber risks.

Cybersecurity certifications provide a robust security framework that assists businesses in defending against attacks and demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity best practices. Only 6% of UK businesses have a CyberEssentials certification.

Managed service providers support businesses throughout the certification process. Some even complete the relevant forms on behalf of the customer and guide them through external audits.

It costs significantly less to complete a cybersecurity certification than it does to recover from a successful attack.

A cybersecurity accreditation demonstrates a business’ commitment to cybersecurity, which helps to build trust with prospects and customers.

89% of businesses state that improving cybersecurity builds customer loyalty and trust.

A recognised cybersecurity accreditation unlocks opportunities and helps businesses win new customers by establishing their cyber credentials.

89% of businesses say cybersecurity is a key competitive differentiator.

Google rating

98% CSAT Score

Trusted by over 2000 users

Enter your details to book a call with an EBS expert

We’ll be in touch within a day of your completing the form.

Your experienced technology partner