Implementing proactive measures is essential to ensure the safety and security of your business. In the current landscape, every business in the UK faces the risk of cyber threats, necessitating senior management’s attention to address and train staff on the comprehensive impact of a cyber-attack.
Recent statistics highlight a concerning trend where cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities, with up to 40% of cyber threats occurring indirectly through the supply chain. Capitalising on cybersecurity fatigue, criminals take advantage, as only 23% of security leaders monitor partners and vendors in real-time for cybersecurity risks. Many organisations limit third-party coverage to immediate vendors, excluding a broader ecosystem of customers, business partners, investors, and others.
A significant finding reveals that 82% of breaches against businesses involve a human element, often stemming from errors and social engineering tactics. According to GOV.UK statistics, the cost to large businesses amounts to a substantial loss, reaching £19,400 per year. Notably, the lack of a standardised framework for assessing the financial impacts of cyber attacks may contribute to underreporting.
In conclusion, recognising and actively addressing the vulnerabilities in your business’s cybersecurity framework is crucial in the face of escalating threats. Proactive measures, coupled with comprehensive training and a holistic approach to risk management, are imperative for safeguarding against cyber-attacks in today’s dynamic landscape.