Ruth Mitchell

Medium Sized Firms At Risk from Online Attack

Half of medium-sized companies doing business over the internet have no security measures whatsoever, according to the CBI.

A recent survey revealed that 60 per cent of medium-sized firms trade online, and they risk putting their own and other businesses in the supply chain at risk by not having adequate security systems in place. J

ohn Cridland, CBI Deputy Director-General said: “The Internet is a business opportunity that many firms are seizing with both hands.

So, it is a serious concern that so many medium-sized firms are leaving themselves and others open to online attack and abuse. These firms account for over half of UK company turnover.“

To combat the problems facing medium sized businesses, the CBI is launching a new IT security guide. The guide includes advice on how to deal with online attack, viruses and cyber crime in the supply chain. Titled ‘Securing Value in the Online World’, the guide is being rolled out through a series of regional workshops.

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