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1 in 6 businesses unprepared for a data breach

Written by Robert McHugh, on 15th Oct 2018. Posted in Technology

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Thirty nine per cent of organizations have experienced a data breach in the last 12 months according to research conducted by BSI’s Cybersecurity and Information Resilience centre of excellence. 
 
While 73% of organizations who responded to the BSI research said that they were concerned about cybersecurity and were seeking solutions, alarmingly one in six organizations highlighted that they had no plan in place. When asked if their organization was undertaking cybersecurity testing, over a third stated that they weren’t, however, 59 per cent revealed that they were engaging in end-user security awareness programmes. 
  
The BSI research highlighted that data breaches have been experienced by 39% of organizations. This is concerning, considering the global ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2018 Report which revealed that 50% have experienced an increase in the number of cyberattacks compared to last year.  
 
Commenting on the research, Global Head of Cybersecurity and Information Resilience Services at BSI, Stephen O’Boyle said, "Training and education is essential when it comes to achieving information resilience and it’s reassuring to see that organizations are actively implementing awareness programmes in the workplace. However, being proactive about cybersecurity is a company’s best defence and it is unfortunate to see that one in six organizations are unprepared for a breach and that over a third of companies aren’t’ partaking in testing within their organization."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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