A corporate grade antivirus solution is a must for any business. The amount of companies being hacked every year is rising as demonstrated by the ICO. Subsequently hefty fines being handed out who have had data breaches. Therefore it is advisable to get a quality anitvirus product from a market leader. AntiVirus solutions offer protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and or clever hackers. Hence we can deliver AntiVirus solutions from the leading vendors such as Sophos, ESET, F Secure and Cylance. From email security, content and information security GNC Technology can advise on what the best option is for you. Moreover, we are very proud to be partners with market leaders in this field ESET and Sophos.
ESET have more than 110 million users worldwide and almost 2 million Facebook followers. More importantly they have won several awards for what they do best. Their easy-to-manage IT Security Software incorporating ransomware protection is cloud based which reduces hardware costs.
SOPHOS are another respected market leader with more than 100 million users globally. Likewise their products, like ESET are designed to eliminate threats and keep data in the right hands.
2018 was a record year for the number of companies fined
The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) issued the most number of fines in 2018. Similarly they handed out the largest fines ever and 11 fines totalled a whopping £1,290,000. Some of the companies included Equifax who were fined £500,000 for failing to protect the personal information of 15 million UK users. Carphone Warehouse were fined £400,000 after security failures risked the data of over 18,000 customers and over 1,000 staff.
Meanwhile The University of Greenwich were fined £120,000 following a 'serious' web server breach involving data from nearly 200,000 people.
Ultimately, under GDPR companies can be fined up to 2% of annual turnover for lesser data breach incidents or 4% for significant data breaches. This year alone fines are being handed out to various types of companies for a whole range of incidents ranging from staff passing on personal information to companies sending unsolicited emails.
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Finally, the WannaCry cyber-attack cost the NHS £92m after 19,000 appointments were cancelled. The May 2017 cyber-attack severely disrupted more than 80 hospital trusts and 8% of GP practices after a type of malware called ransomware was used to lock down hospitals in England. For more details of this cyber attack click here.