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25 Oct 2022

Glasgow, Scotland - Bike for Good is proud to bring the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians to Scotland for the first time. The first Cytech...

25 Oct 2022

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24 Oct 2022

New research has indicated that UK shoppers could spend £4.4bn less on essentials ahead of Christmas – a 22% drop as the rising cost of living impacts on disposable income.

20 Oct 2022

Cycling charity Cycling UK has renewed its call on the Government to close the loophole in the law which allows people to escape driving bans.

20 Oct 2022

VOLT today announces the launch of a collaboration with Deliveroo, the food delivery company, to trial subsidised e-bikes for a group of riders across the UK.

19 Oct 2022

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18 Oct 2022

People are looking to reduce their fuel spending by taking more journeys by bike, with as many as 30 per cent excited to rediscover two-wheeled journeys, according to a study by online cycling...

17 Oct 2022

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed in a statement that the Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses will continue to the end of March 2023 as planned.

14 Oct 2022

The Department for Business is asking all businesses to respond to a survey on energy bills and the impact increased costs are having on your business. The IRC is similarly urging members to...

13 Oct 2022

National media has reported that most Britons say that the cost-of-living crisis is forcing them to shun local shops in favour of big brands to get the cheapest prices.

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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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