With most businesses remote working in the UK this introduces new opportunities for cyber-criminals to open the door into your business.

Since the virus took a hold in the UK more than 100 victims of coronavirus related fraud have been identified with losses of almost £1m recorded. Make sure your business has taken precaution and has all the steps to stop you becoming vulnerable in this pandemic.

Learning from the NHS in 2017, when they were hacked and tragically this meant they had to cancel almost 20,000 hospital appointments and operations causing huge disruption which would have been easily avoided with Patch Management.

You should be making sure you have the below protection:

  • Patch management, all laptops and computers are fully up to date
  • Anti-Spam software is setup on all machines
  • Anti-Virus software is setup on all machines
  • Web protection is setup
  • Document backup to ensure of no lost work within this period
  • IT support for when your team needs it
  • VPN setup for accessing private networks

This is the guidance we are giving to the many businesses we are advising, many of whom are now working from home and wondering if their business is protected. All of this can be setup remotely so there isn’t any need for contact.


Paul Johnston

I'm Paul Johnston, owner of Bourne Accountancy, based in Caterham Surrey, offering a broad range of accountancy and specialist tax services to businesses and personal clients. My philosophy is always to do my utmost to provide friendly, courteous and efficient service.

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