Risk Alert - Cyber Liability

Risk Alert - Cyber Liability

Since most businesses in the UK now use the internet, email or cloud technology as an integral part of their operation, they become ever more reliant on technology. This increases the vulnerability of each business to electronic security threats.

A UK government report found that 60%* of small businesses had suffered a data breach in the last year; a further 16% of small businesses experienced a ‘denial of service’ attack, effectively making their computer systems unusable.

Recently hackers reportedly swamped a large high street retailer with junk traffic as a smokescreen, before breaking into systems and stealing the details of 2.4m of their customers.

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