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How Cyber Secure is your Business?

Cyber crime costs the Northern Ireland economy millions of pounds annually.

Cyber crime costs the Northern Ireland economy millions of pounds annually, with affected businesses experiencing problems like prolonged down time, loss of earnings, data loss or leaks, or loss of intellectual property.

Cyber criminals can target any business – regardless of size, sector or location – but there are ways to help defend against serious damage.

Implementing cyber security measures will help protect your valuables in the ‘cyber’ world from digital attacks – including your physical devices like desktop computers and mobile devices that are connected to the Internet, and the files, data, images or financial information stored on them.


Cyber crimes that can impact your business include:

Business Email Compromise: where cyber criminals send fraudulent emails that appear legitimate to named individuals in your organisation. They will often encourage the recipient to click harmful links or transfer funds or data.

Phishing: where cyber criminals try to trick individuals into clicking a link that will download malware, or direct them to an unsafe website. The term phishing is mainly used to describe attacks that arrive by email. Smishing is a type of phishing that uses SMS (text) messages.

Find out about other cyber threats and how you can protect your business, with advice and guidance from the NI Cyber Security Centre.

About the NI Cyber Security Centre

The NI Cyber Security Centre works to make Northern Ireland cyber safe, secure and resilient for its citizens and businesses. We work with public, private, and third sector organisations and citizens to improve their ability to defend against cyber attacks, increase their knowledge of cyber threats, and become more cyber resilient.



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