Cyber security – not just an IT issue

A number of recent reports have demonstrated the risks posed by the dangerous combination of technology in the workplace and the humans that use it. We examine how you can best protect your business from the risks associated with internet use and cyber-attacks in particular.

Cyber security – a common problem

The Government’s “2015 information security breaches survey”, conducted by PwC, confirmed that 90% of large, and 74% of small organisations had a security breach in the past 12 months – in fact, the median number of breaches was 14 and 4 respectively. 81% of large organisations stated that there was an element of staff involvement in some of the breaches, whereas only 27% of small organisations suffered an incident caused by staff. 28% of all respondents, however, reported that the worst security breach was partly caused by senior management giving insufficient priority to security within their organisation.

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Helga Breen

Partner - Head of Employment (London)

I am a Partner and head of the Employment team in London.

Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.