What is Cyber Surgery?

October 17, 2016
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GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED SECURITY CONSULTANCY LAUNCHES FREE CYBER HEALTH CHECK FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES

  • UK SMEs woefully under protected


  • Financial and human resource constraints in SMEs mean weaker defences


  • Niche business prove more desirable to hackers


With the latest ‘Government Security Breaches Survey’* showing that nearly three-quarters (74%) of UK small organisations (or SMEs) reported a security breach in the last twelve months, it is undisputable that smaller UK businesses are now being targeted by digital attackers.

According to the latest statistics released by cyber security firm Symantec*, more than half (52.4%) of spear phishing attacks, carried out using fake emails in December last year were against SMEs, with November showing a massive spike.

The issue of cyber security for SMEs in the UK is made even more demanding by new EU regulations aimed at protecting customer data. The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in 2018 and could result in companies being fined up to €20m or 4% of their annual turnover, whichever is greater, for allowing any security breaches to compromise their customer data.

PGI is sympathetic to the dilemma that SMEs find themselves in. Which is why we are doing all we can to assist them face and defend against the cyber threat.

Cyber Surgery

Is a ground breaking service providing SMEs across the....

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