UK businesses have called on the government for greater support in combating cyber attacks, after it was revealed that dealing with a breach is costing them around £34 billion a year.
As the V3 website reports, nearly two thirds (60%) of chief executives believe the government is not doing enough to protect firms from cyber attacks, according to a survey of more than 200 C-level executives.
According to the Telegraph, a flawed mobile phone infrastructure designed in the 1980’s known as ‘SS7’ could mean we could all be easily intercepted by hackers across the world. UK businesses and individuals have been warned this flaw could allow agencies to decipher confidential details exchanged in a phone call or text.
Latest analysis from construction union UCATT, points to construction as the most dangerous industry in the UK. The total number of construction workers that suffered fatal injuries at work reached 42 in 2013/2014, up from 39 the year before. And construction fatalities represented 32% of all workplace deaths in 2013/2014, up 6% from 2012/2013.
Business confidence in the Thames Valley region is at a record high, as indicated by the Thames Valley Business Barometer - a survey carried out twice a year by business advisory firm BDO LLP, and PR and marketing agency C8 Consulting.
Findings from a survey carried out last month show that 53% of small businesses believe their companies are feeling the recovery ‘a little bit’, while 28% say their situation has either remained unchanged or has even deteriorated.
Sadie WaldenMarketing Executive and Content Manager