Willis Group, a global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, will roll out its new complete security platform to enable UK firms to combat the threat of cyber crime.

Dubbed as Cyber ATLAS, the new cyber security toolkit has been designed to create flexibility across an entire company, from the shop floor to the board of directors.

The tool enables companies to reduce fraud and online attacks which cost small businesses £780m a year, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Cyber ATLAS includes e-Learning for all levels of employees, an online self-audit allowing organizations to test their current levels of security and a 24/7 incident response service providing first-class support and advice in the event of a cyber-breach.

The tool has been developed by Willis in collaboration with Nick Gibbons, a cyber information technology and intellectual property law specialist at BLM, Gordon Walker, lead investigator on IT claims at Charles Taylor and E-Security Exchange.

Willis FINEX National practice leader Jonathan Brooks said, "Cyber criminals know that larger multinationals have the infrastructure to fight cyber crime so they often target the IT network and vulnerabilities of a small company to get into the network of the multinational."

Charles Taylor lead investigator on IT claims Gordon Walker commented, "Cyber ATLAS focuses on prevention first to provide a means of improving the overall level of cyber security for UK business.

"This really is a complete cyber package which allows those with limited IT skills to improve their own and their suppliers’ cyber security."