Category Archives: Information Security

Only 1 in 4 Small Businesses Well Prepared for Cyber Attack

According to Netwrix’s 2017 IT Risks Report, 73 percent of small businesses don’t have a separate information security function. They don’t have IT teams responsible for security. And 88 percent of SMBs don’t even use any software for information security governance or risk management. Lack of budget and insufficient staff training were named by small businesses […]

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Huge rise in hack attacks as cyber-criminals target small businesses

It seemed like just another ordinary day for staff at vehicle hire company MNH Platinum. Little did they know that the simple click of an email link was about to threaten their entire business. It was early last year when the Blackburn-based firm was the victim of a virus which encrypted over 12,000 files on its […]

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Two thirds of top firms ‘unprepared for cyber-attacks’

Britain’s biggest businesses are unprepared for the growing threat of cyber-attacks, with more than two-thirds of firms admitting workers lack the appropriate training, new research has shown. A Government survey of FTSE 350 companies reveals more than half (54%) of the UK’s leading organizations believe cyber-security is a top concern for their business. Despite this, two […]

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Councils ‘unprepared’ for cyber-attacks, report says

More than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years, campaigners say. A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced at least one incident between 2013 and 2017. The group said it was “shocked” that staff often lacked […]

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