Cyber attack: preparing for the inevitable

By: Steve Norman, business development director, Stone Group and Jay Abbott. Security Expert & Founder, JustASC
Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 12:23 GMT

In 2014, 81 percent of organisations in the UK reported a cyber-security breach. So far this year, 40 percent of public sector organisations alone have been hit by a cyber-attack.

On average, these attacks and breaches cost between £600,000 and £1.15 million for larger organisations and £65,000 to £115,000 for smaller ones. That’s a hefty price to pay for not being vigilant.

It’s important to understand that everyone is at risk. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. If you openly demonstrate weaknesses in…

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