Are you paying enough attention to cyber security?

The sheer volume of cyber attacks is dramatically increasing. According to recent figures, 46pc of companies suffered a cyber attack or breach on their computer systems last year.

In 2015, this figure was just 24pc, according to official figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

It’s apparent from these numbers that every company has to take cyber security extremely seriously and do everything it can to prevent attacks and the loss of data.

In particular, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law in May 2018, there’s a strong financial reason to ensure protection is up-to-scratch: any company that suffers a data breach can be fined up to €20m (£17.7m) or 4pc of worldwide turnover, whichever is greatest.

Even without such financial penalties, companies that suffer significant data losses can suffer in the eyes of their customers, causing a loss of business. But every business can take

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