In the last year alone, almost half of UK businesses suffered a cyber security breach. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
From Butlins to British Airways, recent headlines have been dominated by high-profile digital disasters.
With the advent of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) at the end of May, the financial damage resulting from a breach can spell disaster for organisations of all sizes and sectors.
Data breaches are becoming more common and severe, yet many organisations still assume they will never suffer one.
Since you began reading this, 2,916 data records have been lost or stolen worldwide.
According to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, every day, 6,990,429 data records are compromised. That’s 291,268 every hour, 4,854 every minute and 81 every second.
And, contrary to popular belief, cyber attacks aren’t the main cause of a breach. Breaches are much more commonly caused by process inefficiencies and human error.
With the threat landscape only set to grow in 2019, organisations should adopt a ‘when not if’ mentality if they are to protect themselves.
Will your organisation survive a data breach?
Many organisations suffer a breach without even realising until long after it’s happened.
It is highly likely that your business will fall victim to a data breach, but with the right measures in place, you can minimise its impact.