Government issues guidance to help firms counter cyber threats
Basic systems can protect firms’ data and intellectual property
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has issued new guidance to help firms protect themselves against cyber attacks and safeguard their data and intellectual property. GCHQ reports that everyday thousands of organisations – reportedly including law firms – have their IT systems compromised. However, 80 per cent of known attacks would be defeated by embedding basic information security practices.
BIS has now launched Cyber Security Guidance for Business which comprises three elements which can be downloaded here.