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UK SMEs have false sense of cyber security


"Almost three-quarters (74%) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) think they are safe from cyber attack, despite half of them admitting having suffered a data breach, according to a report by Juniper Research.

The research found that 50% of small businesses have suffered a data breach, two-thirds of them in the past year.

Most (86%) of the SMEs surveyed also think they are doing enough to counter the effects of cyber security attacks.

More than a quarter (27%) think they are safe from attack because they are small and of no interest to cyber criminals.

Windsor Holden, head of forecasting and consultancy at Juniper Research, said a cyber attack could cost a company millions of pounds in lost data, reputation, time and customers. ‘Yet our study shows that businesses believe they are far more secure than they really are,’ he said.”


NCC Weekly News Update 13 September 2016 



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