More people than you think have been victims of crimes online.

According to figures released by the Cabinet Office, 51% of people have been victims of cybercrime. Cybercrime, if you are unsure, consists of things such as identity theft, hacking or the deliberate distribution of viruses.

The survey was conducted to run alongside Get Safe Online Week which runs this week (20th-26th October). Perhaps more worrying that the figures of crime itself, is the discovery that only 32% of people reported the cybercrimes committed against them.

So what can you do to avoid cybercrime?

With the knowledge that this type of crime is frequent and the apparent reluctance to report the crimes, it is perhaps more important than ever to ensure your IT system is as best equipped as possible to prevent such crimes.

Particularly if you run a business, and are responsible not only for your own information but other peoples, it is absolutely vital that you have a security system in place that is up to date and competent.

As our reliance on technology and the internet grows, so does the risk of cybercrime. With the emergence of the cloud and other modes of sharing information, come new ways that personal details can be accessed. So it is imperative that your security system is as current as the new technology.

Let CNS manage your security

CNS can implement a watertight security system if you don’t already have one, or we can update your existing one, as well as managing your businesses online security procedures. So get in touch with CNS and make sure that you are doing everything you can to avoid being a victim of cybercrime.