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15 Sep 2023

The team from Whistler Adventure School (WAS), which recently became the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three, is to deliver a series of free sessions in Scotland,...

6 Sep 2023

Offers designed to help Londoners 'make the green transition' following the expansion of the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) last month include a range of discounts, offers or trials available...

6 Sep 2023

A new report on the state of the UK cycle industry suggests that bike sales have fallen once again, months after it was reported that they had fallen to a 20-year low in 2022.

6 Sep 2023

Rebecca, staff member with the ACT has released an EP on the music platform Spotify, with popular local band Thee Derelique.

5 Sep 2023

A Government energy efficiency campaign has been launched to help SME businesses across the UK to both better understand and reduce their energy usage - and in turn reduce their energy bills....

4 Sep 2023

New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities...

4 Sep 2023

ACT member & Cytech-accredited Highway Cycles, Hertfordshire’s largest independent bike and e-bike specialist, has opened a new shop in Bishop’s Stortford.

24 Aug 2023

Volatility in the cycle insurance market that has resulted in most insurers backing away from the UK cycling industry owing to poor claims performance has led the ACT, through its appointed...

24 Aug 2023

Cytech training provider Spokes People were recently asked by the Afghan National Team if they could suggest any way for them to be supported mechanically at the UCI World Championships in...

22 Aug 2023

Cities across the country are following the lead of the Mayor of London, and ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone), by implementing their own measures to reduce carbon produced by combustion engines.

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Cyber security only prioritised by businesses after a data breach, DCMS reports

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Government research has revealed that UK businesses only begin to appreciate the importance of cyber security once the business has sustained a “serious” attack.

The observations have been included in a paper published by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), which has been investigating cyber-attacks on UK businesses.

Half of the participants involved in the interviewing process conducted by the DCMS said senior leaders recognised that cyber security threats were real only after the business had been attacked.

Common observations among businesses were that senior leaders were not as engaged with security as a priority, and some didn’t fully understand the scale of the threats or the cultural transition required to meet the growing challenge.

Senior management and board members became markedly more engaged with cyber security because of their respective breaches and have since “demonstrated more serious intent” to improve the organisation’s cyber posture, though.

The improvements were observed across all different types of businesses that spoke to the DCMS as part of its research.

Every business that has a dependency on computer systems to transfer or store data is exposed to cyber risks, in today’s world this is much of every business.

A comprehensive cyber insurance protects your business from the effects of social engineering, ransomware attacks, cyber extortion, data breaches, fines & penalties, business interruption, first party & third-party liability.

ActSmart have worked with insurance specialists Butterworth Spengler for over 30 years to provide the ideal insurance solution. Cyber insurance provides comprehensive cover for data restoration, reinstatement or even re-creation if it is lost or corrupted.

To get a FREE cyber insurance quote use the form below or phone Butterworth Spengler on 0151 494 4400.

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