A new report by ISP Beaming found that UK businesses suffered, on average, 43,000 cyber-attacks in the first quarter of 2017 – each. This means that each business gets attacked 474 times per day.
The report also found that almost every attack is targeting Internet of Things devices, such as networked security cameras or building control systems, as these IoT devices can be controlled remotely, over the internet. This represents an 84% increase over the same period in 2016.
Any business that is connected to the internet needs to take responsibility for cyber security at board level, review their firewall policies and ensure they are doing everything they can to ensure they don’t expose their people, assets, customers and business partners to greater risk