Data is one of our most valuable commodities, helping organisations better understand their customers, spot trends and work more efficiently in real-time. TalkTalk was just one of last years big names that learnt the hard way what can happen if you leave your customer data unprotected, with losses resulting from its data breach estimated at 30m to 35m. Companies can often feel daunted by the sophistication of malware that brings financial losses such as this, not to mention the damage to trust and reputation it can cause. Even powerful government networks are being taken down by third party DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. However, arming your business with the right means to protect itself can often be simpler than you think.