Cyber Security Stats Show Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Published on: 22nd October 2018
By PYXI GDPR Team


In a recent article, ZDNet reported that the number of prosecutions for cyber crime have fallen again for the second year in a row, while incidents of hacking and cyber breaches have continued to rise. 

The complexity of tracing the source of the crime is cited as the primary reason for the lack of success and decrease in prosecutions. The chances of any criminal convictions as a result of the investigations are extremely low.

This is despite the fact that 

"The 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey suggests that 43 percent of UK businesses and two in ten charities -- 19 percent -- experienced a cybersecurity incident or attack in the past 12 months." [read the whole article here]

These unprecedented numbers show no sign of reducing.

The implication from this is clear. Organisations, businesses and individuals can expect little redress in terms of prosecutions should they be the victim of cyber crime, and so should do everything in their power to ensure they are safe from attack in the first place. Preparedness is key to reducing the risks of these incidents affecting you.

The key first step in any cyber security plan is to understand the scope of your current risk, and that means knowing what is happening on your devices and networks. Checking that security software is in place, login protocols are strong and secure, training is up to date and current advice is followed, will all help to reduce the likelihood of harm. Our software can help you to audit your systems and uncover any of the high risk areas in your business. You can then use this information to improve your data protection and cyber security position as a business, increasing your resilience and resistance to potential attack.

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PYXI GDPR Team: 22nd Oct 2018 10:41:00