Every year, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) publishes a Cyber Security Breaches Survey. The nationally-representative sample this year told us that 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber breach last year.
That’s just those that realised. Often firms don’t realise until months or years afterwards.
Of those that were breached, a whopping 83% cited phishing as the cause. A simple tactic employed by attackers through email to gather information by impersonating someone or something. Their sophistication in doing so fools busy employees regularly yet businesses aren’t doing much to stop them.
On the other hand, the proliferation of cyber security solutions on the market right now is daunting for anyone. And, surely, Microsoft Office 365 is secure enough… right?
Office 365 certainly has the potential to be very secure, but its default settings are actually below the NCSC’s recommended guidelines. So where do you start?
Enter Atlas Cloud’s Email Security Self-Assessment tool.
What is the Email Security Self-Assessment tool?
Atlas Cloud’s experienced engineers designed this simple ten-question tool for business leaders looking to stop their organisation becoming one of next year’s unlucky 39%. IT helps anyone understand how secure their current corporate email system is, with a simple score from 1 to 5.
If you get a high score, you can give yourself and your team a big pat on the back. And sleep easy at night.
If you get a lower score, you receive tips on how to improve it. Ultimately, that’ll mitigate threat from your email system, which proved to be the weak point for 83% of businesses that identified a breach last year. Many defence mechanisms even come at no cost, they just need to be configured.
And, once you’ve made steps to improve your score and mitigate your risk; you too can sleep easy at night.
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Our self-assessment form is exactly what it is – there’s no obligations and you can implement any recommendations however you like. It’s all entirely up to you.
So take the next 5-10 minutes to answer ten simple questions and learn how strong (or weak) your corporate email system really is. Before an attacker works that out for you!