Cyber Crime, as we know, is on the rise and easier than ever! Criminals can steal billions from companies just through using a smart device,

Dr Dionysios Demetis (University of Hull Business School) has recently stated that cybercrime has to be tackled at board level within a company to guarantee its effectiveness.

“Businesses need to pay increasing attention, as the problem is intensifying and we’re headed towards a perfect storm. With smart devices, everything will be vulnerable and can be used to attack businesses and individuals.”

He added: “For example, researchers have successfully hacked smart pacemakers while others have used a smart fridge to launch a cyber-attack on businesses. All manual operations are increasingly being replaced by automated tasks and digital data is gold. This elevates the need to deal with cyber security at a business level.”

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If you are interested in learning more about Cyber Crime, and how to protect your business from an attack, the HBRF are hosting their most recent Table Top Event, “Could Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack?” in Grimsby on the 27th April 2017. Book your place now and don’t miss out!