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The Cyber Building Blocks of your Business – Where to Start?

Why does my construction business need cyber security? My business is too small to be a target.

Whilst cyber-attacks on larger businesses make the news, such attacks on SMEs can break the bank.

Despite having existing cyber security controls, engineering firm Weir Group were victim to a ransomware attack in 2021, with estimated losses of up to £5 million. The impact of such an attack would have been devastating to an SME.

With 12% of businesses in the East Midlands operating in the construction industry, this could have a devastating effect on our local economy.

With concrete evidence showing that 21% of businesses that identified security breaches ended in losing money, data or other assets, and 81% of consumers opting for no involvement with companies that had suffered a data breach, the cost of a cyber-attack could be long-lasting.

A Simple Solution – the Cyber Security Checklist

A cyber security checklist helps you build a strong foundation that ensures business continuity in the event of an attack.

We’ve constructed (see what we did there?) a list of simple best-practice tips that you can use to start protecting your business today.

Download our handy cyber security checklist below

East Midlands_Cyber Security Checklist
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Raise the Roof of your Cyber Resilience

Once you’ve nailed the basics, it may seem like time to move on.

Unfortunately, online attackers are incredibly agile and can adapt quickly to overcome security protections, so your cyber security strategy will need to continuously evolve to keep up with the ever-changing risks.

Thankfully the Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands is here to make sure you’re on the right path and offers a FREE core membership that gives you access to a range of free resources, toolkits, tips and support.

Alternatively, talk to us directly and let's lay the groundwork for your cyber security today.



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The contents of blog posts on this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. EMCRC provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us by email.


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