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.
IBM state that the average time to identify a breach in 2021 was 287 days
35% of UK organisations were hit by ransomware in 2021
Among the 39% of businesses that identify breaches or attacks, 1 in 5 (21%) were negatively impacted by cyber attacks. They required new measures, having staff time diverted and caused wider business disruption
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