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Know your top 20 IT risks?

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Aware of the top 20 IT risks facing your business?

Top 20 IT risks should be front and center for every business manager across the U.K. They are pervasive and can be destructive to any business of any size in any industry. IT managers and IT consultants should be across these major IT risks and be able to demonstrate a plan to prevent, detect and mitigate them.

  1. Cybersecurity attacks and data breaches.

  2. Insider threats from employees or contractors with privileged access.

  3. Malware and viruses.

  4. Phishing and social engineering attacks.

  5. Ransomware attacks.

  6. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

  7. Vulnerabilities in software and systems.

  8. Third-party risks from vendors and suppliers.

  9. Internet of Things (IoT) device security risks.

  10. Cloud security risks.

  11. Mobile device security risks.

  12. Identity and access management (IAM) risks.

  13. Lack of disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

  14. Compliance and regulatory risks.

  15. Data loss or corruption.

  16. Intellectual property theft.

  17. Human error and unintentional actions.

  18. Physical security risks to IT infrastructure.

  19. Legacy systems and technologies.

  20. Lack of employee training and awareness.

Importance of robust IT risk assessment

While these risks can vary in severity and likelihood depending on the industry and specific circumstances of an organisation, it's important for businesses to regularly assess and manage their IT risks to prevent potential damage to their reputation, finances, and operations. Risk Wizard can help IT managers to quickly and easily record their risk assessments and issue action plans. Request a demo with one of our experts to see how you can stay on top of a broad range of IT threats.


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