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Security industry welcomes cyber crime's inclusion in official stats

Security should be at the top of the board's agenda! 
July 22nd 2016
Security should be at the top of the board's agenda!
The security industry has welcomed the inclusion of cyber crime in the latest crime survey for England and Wales by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

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Security should be top of board’s agenda.

The IT security industry welcomes the fact that the ONS will be including online crime in its future crime reports, said Robert Norris, director enterprise and cyber security, Fujitsu UK and Ireland.





“There are daily news headlines reporting on the wealth of organisations that have fallen victim to a cyber attack, something made worse by the fact that only 44% of companies have basic security processes in place,” he said.

According to the ONS, cyber crime now makes up 40% of all recorded criminal incidents. “This highlights how important the battle against cyber crime has become,” said Norris.

“Through the inclusion of online crime in ONS crime reports, this further supports the requirement for all organisations to realise the severity and seriousness of cyber crime and the need for all to take up arms to fight it,” he said.

“Organisations need to put security at the top of the boardroom agenda to implement the right technology to protect themselves and their employees.”

According to Norris, the technical capabilities of cyber criminals continue to outpace the UK’s ability to deal with cyber threats.

“If we are to counter this, we must collaborate to share intelligence and counter the threats. If we don’t, we will never succeed in getting ahead and the ONS figure will continue to rise,” he said