High-profile cyber attacks have been hitting the headlines with increasing frequency over the past year, putting security risks firmly in the spotlight. With celebrities, big businesses and small enterprises all coming under attack, it seems that no one is safe – which is why it’s important to be aware of the risks around us.
The scale of the problem
According to a recent survey, 74% of small organisations experienced a security breach last year, with the average cost of a breach rising sharply from £75,000 in 2014 to £311,000 last year.
The survey also found that “nearly 9 out of 10 large organisations surveyed now suffer some form of security breach – suggesting that these incidents are now a near certainty”.