Family businesses need to be aware of the risks of cyber crime and the impact that it could have on their businesses and be sure to introduce policies to minimise the business and personal risks too.
Good insight into the key challenges facing everyone and family firms need to ensure that this is firmly on the agenda too.
Do you ever hesitate to click on a post shared by a friend on Facebook? Not because it's a boring picture of their dinner, but because you're suspicious it might not actually have been posted by them? The interconnectivity of social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for illegal activity, and increasingly people are realising that their "friend" many not actually be their friend. Cybercrime on social networks can be broken down into three categories: 1 -the traditional broad-sweep scams, trying to lure you to click on something or visit pages that will push malware on to your computer 2 - searching for careless public exposure of personal data 3 - using social media as a platform to connect, exchange ideas and trade stolen information