Councils partner with US firm to guard against cyber-attacks

16 May 2019

Orbis Partnership, a public sector alliance in the UK, has joined forces with US software company Splunk and is using its services to guard against cyber-attacks.

Formed in south-east England by East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, Orbis spans 550 sites and offers services such as finance, procurement and human resources to over 20,000 users.

 

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Cyber-attacks down but costing businesses more - DCMS report

16 May 2019

Whilst the percentage of firms suffering cyber attacks has decreased, businesses and charities that had suffered cyber-attacks and breaches previously appeared to experience even more attacks in 2019

Whilst the percentage of firms suffering cyber attacks has decreased, businesses and charities that had suffered cyber-attacks and breaches previously appeared to experience even more attacks in 2019

New statistics published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have shown a reduction in the percentage of businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the last year.

It found that 32 per cent of businesses identified a cybersecurity attack in the last 12 months - down from 43 per cent the previous year and nearly a 25 per cent drop.

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Over 22 per cent of charities breached or attacked last year

07 May 2019

New figures from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS] show that 22 per cent of charities were subject to a breach or attack in 2018.

Larger charities, those with an income of more than £500,000 a year, were among the most common targets, with over half (52 per cent) reporting breaches or attacks over the past year. In stark contrast, 32 per cent of businesses and 61 per cent of large businesses were breached over the same period.

 

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