Recognising that many businesses fail to purchase cyber protection because the subject matter is typically too difficult to understand, Gauntlet has adopted a plain English approach that spells out some key areas to address. The highly illustrated booklet, available for download at www.busandcoachinsurance.com, makes it crystal clear why operators, despite their other struggles, need to ensure they have safeguarded their data and systems.
Tackling the other issue – that many businesses do not consider that cybercriminals will be interested in targeting them – is also done in an easy-to-comprehend way
The booklet uses its own characters to bring the subject matter to life and highlight some of the very foolish things that can occur within office environments. As it points out, 88% of data breaches in the UK are caused by human error.
The valuable resource is something anyone in the industry can use to also keep their personal finances as protected from attack as possible, whether they are outside connected to a public hotspot, or on the phone to someone purporting to be from a reputable organisation. It utilises Gauntlet’s own independently commissioned cybercrime survey statistics, to drive key points home.
Gauntlet’s managing director, Roger Gaunt, says: “After 26 years in the bus and coach insurance sector, we fully appreciate that operators have never faced challenges as huge as the current ones. However, we want to avoid them having yet another expensive headache to think about on top of these, whether that is at work or in their personal life.
“Cybercriminals show no sympathy and we are seeing cybercrime increase during the pandemic as they know businesses, people and procedures are vulnerable and that it is easier to catch people off guard right now. Whilst financial loss and the cost of getting encrypted systems back up and running are two dangers, there is also that of a GDPR fine, if data is compromised. Our message is for every operator to make sure they are not the ‘James’ dealing with a giant breach.”
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