Cyber attacks are a real risk for SMEs. A cyber attack is a breach of a computer system by an outside party with the aim of stealing sensitive data. Cyber criminals can target individuals, organisations, companies or governments. Cyber crime caused direct financial losses to NZ businesses of over $1.5M in April–June 2018 according to CERT NZ (Computer Emergency Response Team New Zealand).
Cyber threat is huge for SMEs
How real is cyber risk for me?
Understanding cyber threats
- Intellectual property – from new products or services in the pipeline to new business ideas
- Employee details
- Accounts information
- Supplier information
- Customer details (including credit card and/or other numbers)