Cyber-attacks are on the increase

Here at UKWSL we take our responsibilities to our contacts seriously so we are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded Cyber Essentials Plus which means that anyone can transact with us safe in the knowledge that we have built a secure digital environment, this is critically important in an age where more and more sensitive information is shared openly over the internet.

A successful cyber-attack can cause major damage to your business. It can affect your bottom line, as well as your business’ standing and consumer trust. The impact of a security breach can be broadly divided into three categories: financial, reputational and legal.

Cyber-attacks often result in substantial financial loss arising from theft of:

• Corporate information

• Financial information (eg bank details or payment card details)

• Money

As well as disruption to trading (eg inability to carry out transactions online) loss of business or contract.

Reputational damage

Trust is an essential element of customer relationship. The effect of reputational damage can even impact on your suppliers, or affect relationships you may have with partners, investors and other third parties vested in your business.

Legal consequences of cyber breach

Data protection and privacy laws require you manage the security of all personal data you hold – whether on your staff or your customers. If this data is accidentally or deliberately compromised, and you have failed to deploy appropriate security measures, you may face fines and regulatory sanctions.

Minimise the impact of cyber-attacks on businesses by working with a company that has taken action to ensure that they have created a secure environment for their customers and suppliers alike.

Click here to view our Cyber Essentials certificate

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