Personal data vulnerable to cyber attack

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The annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats to UK businesses has been published today, after being produced jointly for the first time by the National Crime Agency (NCA), National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and industry partners from multiple sectors.

The report emphasises the need for increased collaboration between industry, government and law enforcement in the face of a growing and fast-changing threat, and discusses the trend of criminals imitating the way suspected nation state actors attack organisations such as financial institutions, and the risk posed by the ever-increasing number of connected devices, many of which are not always made secure by manufacturers or users.

The report notes the cyber security challenges faced by businesses, and urges them to report all cyber crime to ensure the UK has an accurate intelligence picture and highlights the resources available to companies of all sizes, particularly the large firms which often present the most attractive targets for attackers.

The report will be presented at the NCSC’s Cyber UK Conference in Liverpool, today (14 March). For further details and to see the full report, click here.