A research unit in Malvern, Worcestershire has been set up to ethically hack small to medium businesses in an attempt to increase their IT security.
BBC reported yesterday on the part-government funded unit which is fighting a cyber war, nick-named ‘Dirty Lab’; the first of its kind in the country.
Its aim is to try and understand how best to protect small businesses, by ethically hacking in to their computer systems.
And how easy is it? Ethical hacker from the ‘Dirty Lab’, Ruari Douglas, says it can be from as little as just 3 lines of code.
The government estimates cyber crime is costing the UK £27 billion in lost revenue, whilst two thirds of businesses that fall victim to hackers go bust in the same year.
Source: Cabinet Office, via BBC news.
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