Cyber security protects data, devices, networks, people and programs from attack, theft, damage or any unauthorised access of any kind.
Cyber security awareness and skills are vital for the whole of society, and it's not just big organisations that need protected.
From an individual's perspective, we store lots of personal information on our devices, so it’s important we keep safe online, and any small company that has an online presence, or uses digital processes and tools, needs to ensure they are also cyber safe.
Among the 46% of businesses that identify breaches or attacks, one in five (19%) have experienced a material loss ie money or data
32% of businesses report being insured against cyber risks, either through a specific cyber insurance policy or as part of wider business insurance
A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses found that the average cost of cybercrime for its members was almost £3,000. That’s enough to wipe out a start-up’s working capital
Only about 3% of malware tries to exploit an exclusively technical flaw. The other 97% instead targets users through Social Engineering
There will be approximately 4 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by the end 2021
Meet the experts
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