New infographic shows latest stats on cyber crime in the UK and points at ISO27001 as a way to fight back


IT Governance, the global leader in cyber security and ISO27001 expertise, has released a new infographic on fighting cyber crime in the UK. The infographic gathers the latest facts and figures on cyber crime in the UK, and offers suitable solutions to fight back.
The infographic is available on the IT Governance website and may be published by the media:
Hard-hitting statistics reveal that 81% of large organisations and 60% of SMEs suffered a security breach in 2013. Infection by viruses or malicious software was the biggest cause of data breaches, at 73% for large organisations and 45% for SMEs. Unauthorised outsiders were responsible for 55% of the breaches at large organisation and 33% at SMEs. Denial of service attacks were estimated at 38% for large organisations and 16% for SMEs, according to the 2014 Information Security Survey quoted in the infographic.
Sony, eBay, Hotel Hippo, Racing Post and Adobe were among the organisations affected by data breaches in the UK over the past five years. Some of those organisations managed to recover, albeit suffering financial losses and a damaged reputation. Others, like Hotel Hippo, were not so fortunate and were forced out of business. Strikingly, the National Cyber Security Alliance estimated that 60% of small organisations close down within six months after suffering a data breach.
Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, says, “The cyber threat environment is constantly changing and we must all take action to respond to these changes. Dealing with information security from a proactive point of view will ensure organisations can continue to thrive even in an environment marked by increasing cyber crime. Tested and proven international frameworks like ISO27001 are the way forward.”
The Boardroom Cyber Watch Survey 2014 revealed that 68% of UK organisations have been asked for IT security credentials by customers.
The latest ISO Survey of Management Systems Standard Certifications - 2013 shows that certification to the ISO27001 has grown by 14% globally and by 25% in Europe. In 2013, ISO27001 certificates in the UK were up by 13% on 2012.
ISO27001 is regarded as the international best-practice framework that enables organisations to systematically and consistently protect their information assets and customers’ data.
IT Governance has recently become the first company in the world to launch ‘all-in’ ISO27001 packaged solutions that are accessible online and can be deployed by any company, anywhere in the world, that wishes to implement the ISO27001 standard and prepare for certification.
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