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Advanced cyber threats - a real and present danger for large and small UK organisations

Marie Spanswick - Friday, January 30, 2015

The madness of complacency.

Given our current reliance on computer systems and digitally stored data, it’s amazing that organisations, governments and companies are so relaxed about the on-going threat posed by server breaches and systems compromise.

For the last few years I’ve monitored a constant stream of disclosures by organisations that have suffered attacks and lost millions of records of personal data.

The financial loss from such an event can be crippling.

Target lost $2.5 billion from its stock value and sales dropped by 46% after it was attacked earlier this year.

Top executives have been sacked and the company continues to suffer significantly from reputational loss.

It may never recover.

Read the whole cybersecurity article here.

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