Gov data reveals 3 out of 4 of businesses hit by cyber incident

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New government data reveals three-quarters of medium and large-sized businesses were hit by a cyber incident in the past year. Following this, the minister for artificial intelligence (AI) has urged British businesses to shore up their cyber-attack defences. Please see here: Minister: Cyber brings ‘risks we can’t ignore’ with UK firms still vulnerable

Andrew Rose, CSO at SoSafe said“These figures show that cyber breaches are widespread in the UK. These attacks don’t just happen to ‘others’, every company and every individual is at risk. Too often the response from executives and IT departments is to invest in more flashy technology to detect or prevent an attack but often they overlook the essential truth, that most cyber breaches happen because of human failings, not technology ones.”

“Our research shows that training and empowering people to understand and internalize secure behavior is a truly effective defence strategy, reducing incidents and shortening time to detect any breaches. A security-first culture modelled on how humans actually behave when interacting with technology and data is simply essential for a modern organisation.”

Andrew is the Chef Security Officer at SoSafe, the EU’s leading security awareness company. Andrew has 25+ year of experience as CISO for UK Air Traffic Control, Mastercard, Proofpoint, and two ‘magic circle’ global law firms; he was also Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Andrew has been recognized with many awards including ‘European CISO of the year’ (2018), “Best Security Awareness Campaign” (2015), and is regularly listed in the CSO30 (2020-2023). He is also included in Onalytica’s list of most influential global cybersecurity professionals. Andrew is a regular speaker at global security conferences such as RSA, Blackhat and Infosec, and has contributed to media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Wired magazine and CNBC TV.

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