Why is cyber security so important for your business? Part two
By understanding the basics of cyber security, you can increase your company’s defences against viruses and hackers. Our second instalment will focus on the rise of ransomware and how you can prevent company data falling into the wrong hands if your laptop were to go missing. So, what do you need to know?
International Women's Day
Annually, on the 8th of March, we observe International Women’s Day. In countries such as Belarus and China, it is considered a national holiday for women, in other countries such as Estonia, women are given flowers, but the message is the same throughout; it is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year at Growth Street we want to celebrate three incredible women who have distinguished careers in the finance industry.
Investing your first £1,000
Congratulations, you’ve put your first £1,000 aside for investing! If you’re fortunate enough to be in the position to begin investing it can be daunting. Taking a leap into the unknown, especially the financial unknown, can be very risky. This is the point where people often opt to seek professional financial advice to help kick-start their investing careers. Such advice can come at a price and may be off-putting, as it can immediately swallow a sizeable chunk of your investment money, however this should not deter you from seeking professional advice, as many products pose as a risk to your capital and only some products will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Why is cyber security so important for your company?
A security breach can be a nightmare for any company holding confidential data. Today, even companies with robust security systems in place can be hacked, and to some extent, damage your company’s reputation and relationships with clients. By understanding the basics of cyber security, you can better secure your company’s assets, and minimise the risk of an attack without spending a lot of time becoming an expert. Our first instalment will focus on two very common routes to infection; social engineering and malware infected sites.
What are P2P investors looking for in 2017?
We believe we are the only peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform providing an overdraft alternative to businesses in the UK, and recently we opened our doors to individual P2P investors alongside businesses looking for better ways to invest their money. We reflect on what lessons we have learnt from taking on our first 200 individual lenders.