COMMENT: OVER 1,000 CYBER-ATTACKS REPORTED IN NCSC'S FIRST YEAR
CYBER SECURITY EXPERT, JOE HANCOCK - MISHCON DE REYA
Commenting on news that more than 1,000 incidents were reported to the National Cyber Security Centre in its first year of operation, Joe Hancock, Cyber Security Lead at Mishcon de Reya, says:
"One thousand attacks may seem like a large number but the reality is that these are the tip of the iceberg.
"The majority of these attacks on business, government and third sector organisations go unreported and often undetected. Behind these high profile attacks there are the millions of online crimes that affect individuals everyday.
"We routinely deal with these often unreported issues. More needs to be done to support law enforcement in supporting both victims and responders to better detect and recover from them. The NCSC is a critical part of these activities and the UK strategy to become one of the safest places to be online. We are keen to see this strategy broadened with further investment.
"The recent Equifax breach shows the potential downsides of large scale data collection where there is little consent. The level of cyber security is not globally consistent and we are always only as strong as the weakest link where data is stored."
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