Not all threats are external. In fact, much cyber-related loss suffered by UK SMEs comes from within, for example, when employees deliberately misuse data. Sometimes damage is unintentional, for example, when an employee accidentally corrupts valuable data. In some cases, businesses fail to recover from more serious cyber security breaches.
In many instances, having simple (and often low-cost) cyber security measures can prevent loss or damage. At very least, it can leave your business better protected and able to recover more quickly.
Sometimes technology provides protection, in other cases it is about having the right systems. You will also need the full backing of your employees and suppliers.
By providing a framework of best practice and knowledge, standards can help UK businesses to strengthen their cyber security measures.