In a recent press release the UK Government confirmed that new figures show large numbers of businesses and charities suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year and urged businesses to protect themselves against cyber crime.

Key findings and recommendations included:

  • Over four in ten of businesses and two in ten charities suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.
  • Most common attacks were fraudulent emails followed by cyber criminals impersonating an organisation online.
  • Strong reminder to bosses to act ahead of new data protection laws coming into force on 25 May.

The Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James, said:

“We are strengthening the UK’s data protection laws to make them fit for the digital age but these new figures show many organisations need to act now to make sure the personal data they hold is safe and secure. We are investing £1.9 billion to protect the nation from cyber threats and I would urge organisations to make the most of the free help and guidance available for organisations from the Information Commissioner’s Office and the National Cyber Security Centre.”

For additional information please read the Full Press Release

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