Networks: Stay Ahead of the Game
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Networks: Stay Ahead of the Game

It seems like every week there is a news headline about cyber security.  In the past couple of months major organisations such as Talk Talk, Marks and Spencer and British Gas have all been victims of cybercrime.  You should know though that it’s not just the big organisations being targeted, the majority of cybercrime targets are small and medium businesses because they won’t have sophisticated security systems.  There is no reason for this to happen to you if you make sure you maintain your network.

As technology continues to develop at an exponential rate, your network will be bombarded with more and more threats and demands and you need to ensure that your systems are able to cope with this.  One of the biggest problems we feel with cyber security is that people don’t understand what is out there and what they are up against.  You need to know exactly what is going on within your systems and be able to manage them effectively.  We have been told that 90% of businesses that experience data loss due to a lack of security shut down within two years.

The problem is it’s not just cybercrime that your system has to deal with.  If your network is not up to date then the amount of traffic that it experiences it may not be able to cope with. It is essential that your system is maintained as technology continues to advance.  You need to be aware of everything that is happening to your network.

Due to this increasing issue, ACUTEC will be hosting a free lunch and networking event on Wednesday 2ndDecember at 12:30-2pm at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce to make sure that you are fully informed on the problems that could occur for your business.  At this event we will be joined by representatives from our partner Dell who will contribute to the discussion and relay their own experiences of how this issue can affect all businesses.  We already have delegates from major charities, businesses and universities attending this event, it is essential to your business’s wellbeing that you join them. To book your place at this event please call 01675 469020 or email Amy Staniszewski at  For more information on this event please click here.  You can also learn more about cyber security in our previous blogs.