Almost all businesses who operate on-line have been the subject of virus attacks and more than 60% have experienced computer related crime of one sort or another.
These are the findings of a British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Survey, which has also revealed that small businesses are far less likely to do anything to prevent these attacks than larger companies. Only 49% of small businesses have attempted to assess their exposure to the problem compared with 93% of larger companies.
Computer crime can be devastating for small businesses particularly as they are increasingly relying on computerised systems. The revelations of the survey have prompted the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) to set up a series of events aimed at helping small businesses combat online crime.
The eSecurity Campaign will help small businesses understand some of the risks with trading electronically and help create robust policies and action plans to protect their commercial integrity and business assets.
BCC and the Accredited Chamber network will be managing six major regional events across the UK and a series of seminars to be delivered by 24 Accredited Chambers of Commerce. The nearest event to Brighton is in Croydon on 28 May. Please click on download below for full details.
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