The UK is the second most likely country to be targeted by hackers and financial data is on the top of their target list. In 2018, British Airways was one of the companies who fell victim to a cyber attack and both company and employee data were compromised. No matter small or large, all businesses can be affected.
Cyber breaches happen so often, that we have now become desensitised to the major cyber activity and security breaches that happen every day. Our cyber data and identity requires immediate attention to make sure it is safeguarded from cyber criminals and surprisingly it’s not hard to prevent a breach.
It is a sobering thought that approximately 10% of the population have now experienced cybercrime or fraud in one way or another and what is more, you are 20 times more likely to be robbed by an overseas criminal as you sit using your computer or handheld device, than if you were walking down the street. In 2015 for example, six million people fell victim to online fraud or cybercriminal activity.