Firms lack awareness of new types of cyber security risks

UK business owners have little awareness of the risks posed by ‘unknown threats’, according to a recent Global Security Survey carried out by Dell. The survey showed that 71% of UK companies had experienced a security violation in the past year, with 42% of respondents stating that they had increased spending on security monitoring services. However, Dell pointed out that new technologies and trends such as BYOD (bring your own device), web apps and cloud computing had intensified the risk to business from malicious or accidental internal cyber attacks. Matt Medeiros of Dell said: “We believe a new security approach is needed – one that is embedded in the fabric of software, governing access to every application and protecting every device, both inside and outside a corporate network.”
There is more about the survey results at:
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240214754/Businesses-ignore-unknown-threats-despite-cost-study-shows
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