Over 90% of FTSE companies are expecting a cyber attack this year

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Over 90% of FTSE companies are expecting a cyber attack this year

Over 90% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) at FTSE 100 and FTSE 500 companies have said that they expect to be targeted and hit by some form of cyber attack this year in 2016.

Not only is this worrying but despite being abundantly aware of this threat, almost three quarters don’t believe they have adequate security measures in place to address the danger.

With 92% of these companies anticipating increased IT budget spends of about 5% on Cloud Computing and Cloud Services, this still leaves other internal security areas exposed even with this significant spend available.

By moving internal infrastructure and core IT services to external cloud hosting, this reduces a company’s security risk at infrastructure level only.  It does not reduce user targeting or threats caused by users indirectly (and without their knowledge) that will in turn effect your external hosted infrastructure. Although these services are not physically on your premises it does not mean they are immune to attacks.


And I hate to say it but these attacks to your externally hosted services, servers and platforms will come from your internal network and internal users being compromised!

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Source: computing.co.uk, to read the full article visit http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2452472/over-90-percent-of-cisos-expect-to-be-hit-by-cyber-attack-in-2016

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David has held positions as Operations Director and Head of IT in legal and professional firms for more than 10 years. He is a Director and co-owner of Amazing Support, a Microsoft Silver & Cyber Essentials accredited specialist Managed IT Support and Cyber Security company. David actively helps SME businesses receive better Managed IT Support and Cyber Security Services in the London and Hertfordshire areas. He also assists overseas companies who are looking to expand their business operations into the UK and helps with their inward investment IT process. A member of The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and an event speaker promoting business start-ups and technology awareness. Married with a son, you will often see him riding his bicycle around the Hertfordshire towns! David participates in charity bike rides and is a keen Krav Maga practioner.