96% of UK firms have been hacked

If you’re a UK corporation, the chances are that you’ve been hacked at some point.

New data from the Global Business Outlook Survey has revealed that 96 per cent of UK firms have seen hackers successfully penetrate their IT systems in an attempt to steal, change or make public important data.

Conducted by Grenoble Ecole de Management, Tilburg University and the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, the survey has been conducted for 77 consecutive quarters, making it the world’s longest-running and most comprehensive research on senior finance executives.

Whilst many firms are actively engaged in policies to safeguard against cyber-crime, 9.1 per cent of UK firms have not acted to protect themselves from hacking, according to the survey.

Check out our dedicated Business Security section for information and advice on protecting your business data and employees.

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