I.T. New Year Resolutions

The new year is upon us, and many business owners will use this opportunity to create plans to ensure that 2023 is as profitable as possible. You can devise all kinds of business resolutions you want to focus on during the year, but most of the time, business owners think about key performance indicators like sales opportunities, customer loyalty or referrals. Still, while these are vital, it is just as important to include resolutions relating to new technological advancements and business resilience. 


Improve your Cyber Security Practices

  • It is no secret that technology is constantly evolving, but many people fail to realise that cybercriminals are also evolving. Every business, regardless of size, needs to be aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to avoid having a cyber-attack. 


Improve your Disaster Recovery Capabilities

  • While backing up data is integral to security, having backups is different from having a disaster recovery plan. Data copies are not enough to ensure business continuity if you experience a catastrophic outage such as equipment failure, fire, theft, flood or large-scale cyberattack. 


Obtain Cyber Business Certification

  • Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against an entire range of the most common cyber-attacks. Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against most common cyber-attacks, simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. 


2022 was peppered with cyber threats, be it scams, fraud, phishing (which was particularly prevalent) to the darker end of the spectrum, ransomware. Covid-19 played its part in this surge, as cyber-criminals have looked to profit from new working practices and uncertainty. We do not think this year will be any different, however we do believe that implementing our 3 tech resolutions will make your business more resilient in 2023 and beyond.