The UK Governments five year National Cyber Security Strategy (2016 – 2021) sets out how they will defend its people, businesses, and assets; deter adversaries; and develop the skills and capabilities they need to keep the UK safe in cyber space. It is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment.
National Cyber Security Programme funding is allocated on a yearly basis in line with financial years. In FY 16/17 Government invested £229m of the £1.9bn to support key projects set out in the National Cyber Security Strategy.
Ref source: Minister for the Cabinet Office, UK Parliament.
The modern Cyber Security landscape is constantly changing and shifting. During the past few years, the rapidly growing use of cloud services, the disappearing perimeter between internal and external networks, and an incredible flood of new devices are challenging traditional methods of protecting everything digital.
New threats and attack methods spring up every minute of the day, vulnerabilities are discovered at a rate that far outstrips the vendor’s ability to patch them before they are exploited.
46% of UK businesses overall identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. Overall, 1 in 4 of all businesses experienced a cyber attack or breach in the past year.
Organisations need to employ an intelligence-led approach, based on a granular understanding of the threats specific to them. This enables prioritisation of the areas to focus on, so the company can build refined defences against the threats it actually faces.
Brookcourt Solutions has a proud track record of helping large and small corporations protect themselves from cyber threats for the last 12 years. Contact us today: 01737 886111.