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New cyber attack statistics

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New cyber attack statistics

A recent report has shown that on average, only 23% of organisations are capable of responding effectively to a cyber attack.

The NTT Group’s annual Global Threat Intelligence Report was compiled following an analysis of global attack data gathered by NTT Group security companies during 2015). The key findings include:

  • The retail sector experienced the most cyber attacks per client of any industry sector.
  • Nearly 21% of vulnerabilities detected in client networks were more than three years old.
  • All of the top 10 vulnerabilities targeted by exploit kits during 2015 are related to Adobe Flash.
  • Brute force attacks (automated software used to generate a large number of consecutive guesses to decode encrypted data) jumped 135% from 2014 levels.
  • Spear phishing attacks (mail or electronic communications scam) accounted for approximately 17% of incident response activities supported in 2015.

Cyber security is a growing concern for businesses and it’s not just large organisations that should be worried. A recent PwC survey revealed that nearly three-quarters of small businesses reported experiencing a security breach in 2015. This number is expected to increase in 2016.

The costs of a cyber attack in terms of business disruption, lost sales, recovery of assets, fines, compensation payments and damage to your brand reputation can be immense and maybe even catastrophic to your business.

With advances in malware, attacks and technology, cyber protection is getting more complicated. To protect your business from a cyber attack you need a comprehensive solution applied across your entire IT infrastructure.

Our IT security package includes a comprehensive range of IT security solutions designed to stop an attack from occurring. It also includes training and education for your staff so they are alert to possible cyber attacks. If you’d like to find out more please give us a call on 01392 207194.


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