Only I in 4 UK firms undertake technical testing of their cyber security defences.

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Under two fifths have segregated their wireless networks to keep valuable data safe.

The government's Cyber Security Breaches Survey: 2017, released today, demonstrates UK business' soft underbelly when it comes to cyber-attack

vulnerability. According to the report, only a third of companies have a formal security policy in place and only one quarter of businesses have undertaken technical testing to evaluate their cyber security spending.

A headlong leap into poorly-defined IoT projects and BYOD working practices may be putting more firms in danger of an attack, according to systems integrator World Wide Technology. Today's report shows that 46 per cent of UK businesses are exposed to the security risks of BYOD, rising to 57 percent in web-orientated firms. After a 12 month period that saw a range of high-profile victims, such as Amazon Web Services and Samsung, companies need to adapt to the new security demands of an increasingly connected world.

Mike McGlynn, Vice President, Security Solutions at World Wide Technology comments: "The range of devices being exposed to the internet are usually not known for having mature security software, and are often in a vulnerable state. Even their manufacturers may not be in a position to regularly patch software in order to protect against online threats, let alone the enterprises that adopt these devices.


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