What should I prepare for?

  • Multiple system issues - direct impact to IT systems due to broadband slowing down or failure, loss of email, cyber-attack, denial-of-service.
  • Regulatory - failing to comply with regulatory requirements which may lead to fines, particularly if you have to comply with financial services, accountancy or legal requirements.
  • Legal - loss of private data due to external intereference, could compromise business relations with customers and stakeholders. Intereference may compromise compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).
  • Loss of intelllectual property - Loss of IP may mean that your business may lose its competitive advantage, for example by affecting patents or commercially sensitive material.
  • Financial impact - Fines, loss of business, and costs for dealing with any incident or crisis.
  • Reputation - loss of reputation due to false claims, loss of IT and other security could jeopardise your businesses reputation.
  • Breakdown of communications - such as normal telephony and VoiP and loss of vital email.
  • Payments  and trading systems  - loss of online banking facilities, loss of electronic trading systems and loss of stock control.

These are just some of the events that could occur due to weak and vulnerable IT systems, and is one of the reasons for reviewing business resiliance and developing and testing a business continuity plan. We are here to help you by providing solutions designed specifically to your needs. Contact us for more information.