The cyber security landscape is always changing and businesses need to keep up with the latest developments to minimise the chances of any public security breaches or incidents and avoid falling victim to the staggering costs associated with cyber security and getting your strategy wrong.
The rise in adoption of cyber security has rapidly increased over the past few years becoming one of the biggest threats to our economy. With numerous highly publicised breaches in the form of Ashley Madison, Sony and Yahoo, organisations are now more aware of cyber threats than ever before, and rightly so. However, many are still not taking the threat seriously enough and are failing to put a strategy in place to effectively combat cyber threats.
Over the past few years we have seen rapid digitisation in our lives as we become more dependent on IT than ever before. As a result we have put ourselves at the mercy of cybercriminals across the world.
According to Detica, who in partnership with the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance in the Cabinet Offices’ report ‘The cost of cybercrime’, they estimate that the annual cost of cybercrime in the UK alone, is a staggering £27bn. From this, it is believed that £21bn of the total comes from British-based businesses who are suffering from high levels of IP theft and espionage.
We live in a fast-paced, global economy that relies more and more on data and information carried through cyberspace.
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Technology is being implemented in almost every aspect of our lives and business structures. No matter what industry you are in, IT is being used. Therefore, embracing and understanding technology is vital.