UK and US businesses overconfident in preparedness of data breaches

A new report from SolarWinds MSP reveals that businesses are gravely optimistic about their ability to deter and cope with malicious attacks, with 87 percent of IT executives considering their cyber-security readiness as robust. Four hundred SMBs and enterprises, split evenly from the UK and US, contributed responses to the survey. Read about the new […]

Number of self-reported data breaches in the UK rises

Read Helen Leggatt’s article about how the self-reported data breach incidents are on the rise in United Kingdom on Biz Report : All organizations will have a legal duty to notify data protection authorities of certain data breaches they experience once the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect next May. In the […]

Majority of UK businesses expect a data breach this year

Following the fallout from last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack, fears of a major security breach have hit a new high in the UK. Data from SailPoint’s 2017 Market Pulse survey claims 60 per cent of UK businesses expect a data breach in the coming year. Almost a third (29 per cent) expect the breach to happen […]

UK firms sleepwalking into cyber attack chaos

With the world still reeling from the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12th May, new research from Lockton, the world’s largest global independent insurance broker, today reveals the stark extent to which UK businesses are failing to keep pace with the rapidly evolving threat of cyber attacks, with just 8% checking for hacking activity daily. […]

‘Sizable Proportion’ Of U.K. Businesses Have No Formal Approach On Cyber Security

Read why Dina Medland says that a sizable proportion of United Kingdom businesses have no formal approach to cyber security on Forbes : The U.K. government could be forgiven rising levels of frustration when it comes to the approach taken by many businesses on cyber security. Although three in ten (31%) now say it is […]

Half of firms hit by cyber security attack last year

Just under half of all British businesses were victim to at least one cyber security breach last year, according to a government report. The 2017 report, commissioned by the Department for Culture Media and Sport, found that 46 per cent of all businesses discovered at least one cyber security breach in 2016, with the average cost […]

‘Sizable Proportion’ Of U.K. Businesses Have No Formal Approach On Cyber Security

The U.K. government could be forgiven rising levels of frustration when it comes to the approach taken by many businesses on cyber security. Read about the new  Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, commissioned by the U.K. government as part of its National Cyber Security Program which reveals that most businesses in United Kingdom dont have […]

Fifth of British businesses hacked by cyber criminals

A fifth of British businesses have been hacked by cyber criminals in the last 12 months – with larger firms the most at risk. A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC ) found 42% of big businesses had fallen victim to cyber crime, compared with 18% of small companies. Read more about the new […]

One in five SMEs have fallen victim to hack attacks in the last year

By all accounts, 2016 was the year of highly publicised hack attacks. Not only did hackers allegedly attempt to interfere with both the US presidential election and the Brexit vote but many British businesses have also experienced breaches. Read about the new report by  British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which reveals that one in five […]

Fifth of British businesses hacked by cyber criminals

A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found 42% of big businesses had fallen victim to cyber crime, compared with 18% of small companies. Only a quarter (24%) of those questioned said their business had security measures in place to guard against hacking. Read about the new survey by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which […]