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[Video Story #3] Insufficient security spending can be 'RISKY BUSINESS'


#3 "Risky Business"

Ransomware epidemic at UK top 40 university.

We’re living in a far more technologically-advanced world than we were a decade ago.  The widespread use of technology has brought with it big business challenges when it comes to cyber crime; now permeating every facet of society and often carried out on an industrial scale. 

Discover the security budget challenges a UK university faced and the impact of a crippling ransomware attack infecting 40,000 computers.

While the financial implication of a ransomware attack varies, the business impact is unquestionably large. So, are you spending enough on your cyber security?

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Many mid-size businesses are recognizing security requires more than just a technology investment. Perhaps surprisingly, 7-10% (Forrester Research, 2018) of your IT budget should be allocated towards technology, expertise and resources together in a holistic approach to improved cyber security.

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