Cybercrime – it’s the future.
Cybercrime is the most prevalent form of criminal activity now surpassing the global drugs trade. “In the face of real threats to our [USA] security and our economy” President Obama has recently signed a Cybersecurity Order pledging US$ 4.7 Bn to secure the virtual defences of the USA.
However, it is not just nation states that face this emerging threat, individuals and organisations also have a real and present exposure, and we are not just talking about those businesses that process credit card information either.
Any organisation that holds personal information, for example e-mails, is a potential target and those organisations that don’t have large IT security budgets are the prime targets for this new breed of criminal.
If your business is reliant on the daily use of technology this article by Richard Hodson, Head of Technology at Oval Insurance Broking can inform you of the new threats you might face and what can be done to protect yourself.
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￼Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PWC) 2011 report into security breaches noted that 93% of large organisations and 76% of small business have had a security breach in 2011, this is up from 35% of companies overall in 2008.* PWC advised in their report that the average cost to a small business is £15,000 – £20,000 and between £110,000 – £250,000 for a large organisation.
In this White Paper the Oval Group shares its view on the cybercrime challenges facing organizations and how an integrated approach to security management can lever significant insurance protection.