Data breach fines ‘wake-up call’ for businesses to prioritise cyber security

Data breach fines ‘wake-up call’ for businesses to prioritise cyber security

Posted January 25, 2021

Data breach fines ‘wake-up call’ for businesses to prioritise cyber security

  • A number of recent high profile businesses in the leisure sector have received fines in excess of £1million for failing to keep its customer’s data secure.
  • In addition, the Ministry of Defence also recently came under fire, as its annual report noted an 18% rise in data breaches last year, with 546 reported incidents. Seven incidents were so serious that they were reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for further investigation.
  • While many may think cyber-attackers are getting smarter in their techniques, this is simply not the case. The tactics they use are age-old – such as spam emails, computer viruses and chat bot hacking, but they have certainly become more efficient and are making the most of the working from home scenario.

– James Moore | January 25, 2021