Moving to Digital from the Physical

More and more businesses have found themselves moving to digital ways of doing things. With social distancing measures in place it’s the only way that many things can be done. However it raises the issue of cyber security and keeping safe online.

Before the whole coronavirus crisis, the digital revolution was moving the world of commerce increasingly towards functioning online. The current health situation has only served to speed that change up even further.

Moving to Digital from the Physical

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. It’s becoming normal to move operations online where we can – just to continue to function. Many of these new ways of doing things are sure to endure when coronavirus is a dim and distant memory.

With many physical premises having to close for a lengthy period, the emphasis has been placed firmly on selling (and buying) online.

This is all great, but it’s very difficult to establish exactly what new cyber security measures should be put in place. You need to be careful about exposing your business to cyber scams and online threats.

It’s been widely reported that cyber criminals are using the upsurge in digital traffic as their own opportunity to target unsuspecting victims while they’ve got bigger problems on their mind.

Keep your Business Safe

The National Cyber Security Service has published an article on transferring from the physical to the digital world. It will help you determine how ready your business is for the transition and point the way to any new cyber security measures you should put in place.

It provides a series of handy questions for you to work through, looking at different aspects of your IT form and function. Things like bandwidth for increased online traffic, access to IT support, back ups of essential data and much more.

To help you stay on top of cyber security matters, the NCSC’s Small Business and Sole Trader pages are regularly updated with new and useful advice.

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