A screen with a mouse pointer hovering over the word

For a small business, having a fully-fledged cybersecurity team is highly unlikely, due to budgetary constraints. This does not however mean that small businesses aren’t getting attacked.

In a previous role as Detective Sergeant leading the Covert operations and Cyber Crime teams, the volume of successful attacks that my team and I knew about was always high. The attack methods varied too, but what was consistent, was that we would see comparatively smaller amounts being stolen, less than £5k. This isn’t newsworthy but is a significant hit to smaller businesses and a great return for Cyber criminals who have likely put in minimal time to the attack.