SMEs get industrial strength protection from cyber crime

Unipart Security Solutions, part of the Unipart Group, has announced the launch of a new range of services designed to protect SMEs from attacks by cyber criminals.

While cyber security issues have long been a concern for larger businesses, the increasing reliance on the internet means that small businesses are now vulnerable to the same threats. With 60% of UK SMEs and 81% of large organisations experiencing an information security incident in 2014*, victims can stand to lose up to £1.15 million per incident*, not to mention any long term damage to their reputation.

The complex nature of today’s cyber security threats means that a total security approach is required. That was previously available only to enterprises with large IT departments and significant budgets.

Now Unipart has an answer that is easy for SMEs to implement yet has the industrial strength of larger, enterprise solutions.

Called Cyber Assurance, it provides cyber security testing services to SMEs, public organisations and enterprise clients.

These services stop cyber criminals from gaining access to your data and show you where the gaps and vulnerabilities can be found in your existing systems. Unipart also offers training and consultancy to help you and your teams to start to think in a different, more cyber savvy way.

Unipart Security Solutions has built its reputation on having a strong track record in the physical security industry. It now has the capability to provide security services across both the physical and digital worlds.

According to Unipart Security Solutions Managing Director, Andrew Hallam, Unipart’s Cyber Assurances services fill a critically important gap in the SMEs’ ability to protect and grow their business.

“Few SMEs have recognised the importance of protecting themselves from cyber threats. Equally importantly, many have underestimated the value of industrial strength cyber security to their customers, “ he said.

“With the escalating number of successful cyber attacks on businesses, we believe that contracts may soon be won or lost on the basis of an SME’s ability to demonstrate a robust cyber security profile. For the first time, through Unipart Cyber Assurance, you can get access to enterprise standard cyber security that is tailored for the SME.”

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* The 2014 Information security Breaches Survey, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and undertaken by PwC