UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016 – Some Quick Stats

The UK government has just published the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016 (PDF here). Commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. It was carried out by Ipsos MORI, in partnership with the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, and comprised: ▪ a representative telephone survey of 1,008 UK businesses from 30 November 2015 to 5 February 2016 ▪ a total of 30 in-depth interviews undertaken in January and February 2016 to follow up businesses that Here’s some pertinent stats lifted from the report: (69%) say cyber security is either Read More

Will customers ever really care about their Data Security?

Last week Neira Jones tweeted: 3/4 Of Customers Would Reconsider Using A Company In The Event Of A Data Breach #databreach #infosec — Neira Jones (@neirajones) November 24, 2015 To which I responded: @neirajones I believe customers will grow weary of companies security failures and robust security will become a major selling point. — Stuart Winter-Tear (@StegoPax) November 24, 2015 Quentyn Taylor made this observation in response: @StegoPax @neirajones however whilst consumers *say* they will move they rarely do. Look at Target, Sony, the banks. — Quentyn Taylor (@quentynblog) November 24, 2015 I countered with: @quentynblog Also I think Read More