Whilst businesses are reaping the benefits of operating online and now earn £1 in every £5 from the Internet, cyber-attacks are now considered a serious threat to UK businesses. The latest figures reveal that 74 per cent of small businesses, and 90 per cent of major businesses, has had a cyber breach of security in the last year. Trust and confidence in UK online security is crucial for consumers, businesses and investors.
Cyber Security involves everybody and is no longer the responsibility of an organisation’s IT or MIS department. Anybody who has access to data, or who uses data can be a potential cyber threat. Malicious attacks from the outside or accidental data loss from within; businesses of all sizes can no longer afford to be complacent regarding their cyber strategy.
As IT has proved hugely successful in permeating all areas of a business, remote workers, contractors and supply chains so cyber-crime has reaped the same success.