Earlier in the year, we attended the Cornwall Business Show and on our exhibit stand, we had a cyber security quiz for the people that visited us. We had such a positive response to that quiz, that we thought we’d upload a version to our website.
The quiz is multiple choice, and as expected all the questions are based on cyber security. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert on the topic! The questions are designed to get you thinking about cyber security and how your business might view it as a whole. The answers are below the quiz, so make sure you don’t skip too far ahead.
We wish you all the best! Good luck!
Cyber Security Quiz Answers
Below are the answers to the cyber security quiz. Where appropriate, we have provided an explanation and source information. If you’d like to learn more about cyber security and how Acronyms may be able to help your business with your cyber security needs, please visit our cyber security page.
Q1. What is the esitmated cost of cyber crime in the UK per annum?
£27 billion – The UK Government estimate that the cost of cyber crime is up to £27 billion.
Q2. Which of these past times shares its name with a typer of cyber attack?
Fishing – Here’s a definition of phishing from TechTarget.
Q3. Small businesses are safe from cyber attacks?
No – Small businesses are targets of cyber crime. This is a common misconception and their size does not make them immune. Therefore, it’s crucial small businesses do not neglect their cyber security.
Q4. You receive an email from a colleague. It says nothing other than “See attached.” and contains one attachement. What should you do?
Delete the email
Open the attachment to see what’s inside
Contact the sender by another means (E.g. phone) to check the validity
Either A or C – You shouldn’t assume that the sender is your colleague and not a malicious attempt to mimic them, or that the attachment is legitimate. Either delete the email, or call them / speak to them (not via an email reply) to check if the email was legitimate.
Q5. The global cyber attack that affected the NHS in 2018 was called?
WannaCry – The cyber attack cost the NHS a reported £92m.
Q6. You can safely ignore the software and hardware updates for the first 14 days?
No – You should install updates at the earliest opportunity to maintain high cyber security standards. Here are some reasons why.
Q7. Which of these passwords was one of the 10 most used commonly used passwords in the UK in 2019.
iloveyou – Here’s a list of other commonly used passwords. If you password is any of these – change them now!
Q8. The most common form of cyber attack on small businesses is phishing. What is the second most common?
Malware – 530,000 small firms suffered from a phishing attack over a two year period. 374,000 businesses suffered from malware, 301,000 from fraudulent payment requests and 260,000 from ransomware.
Fraudulent Payment Requests
Q9. 91% of people know that reusing the same password twice poses a security risk, but what percentage of people reuse passwords anyway?
59% – If you’re one of the 59%, change your passwords today!
Q10. The Federation of Small Businesses estimates that small businesses in the UK are collectively subject to how many cyber attacks in a day?
10,000 – The FSB estimate that small businesses face 10,000 collective cyber attacks every day.