Apr19

Cybercrime on the increase

Categories // Business Operations

The increase in cybercrime has been in the news a lot this week. Whether it is from organised crime or sovereign states, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned of increasing attacks on both organisations and individuals.

 

Recent figures show that 34 significant and 762 less serious cyber-attacks took place between October 2017 and December 2017. With the National Crime Agency (NCA) warning of the increased scale and complexity of these attacks.

The NCSC has highlighted vulnerabilities with internet connected household appliances and other devices which are linked to the internet, as they often have little inbuilt security.

They have also warned businesses about cloud security, especially as more companies are moving data and sensitive information to it. Where this sort of information is held, then surely cyber criminals will be tempted to follow. 

Now that the new GDPR and data protection regulations have been brought in for the digital age, a breach in your data security can lead to big fines. It is essential therefore that all businesses take their cyber security seriously. 

If you would like to find out more about cybersecurity, we are offering a short course and apprenticeships in infrastructure technician and network engineer.

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