Cyber security experts in greater demand than ever

Published on 09/04/2021 by DTHACK

UK businesses are attacked online almost 2,000 times EVERY day.

172,000 cyber attacks on British companies' IT systems - in just the first three months of this year.

That's the sobering statistic showing the challenges businesses face in the increasingly complex world of cyber crime.

That figure amounts to one attack on average every 45 seconds.

The alarming news was revealed by telecoms company Blizzard as part of its Q1 2021 Cyber Threat Report.

Beaming's managing director Sonia Blizzard said: "The number of cyberattacks launched against UK businesses surged as the country went into Covid lockdown last year and has remained at exceptionally high levels ever since.

"The mass move to home and hybrid working means that company data and IT systems are now being accessed via a wide range of personal equipment on unmanaged domestic internet connections. Each offers a potential point of failure for hackers to gain access to company systems over the public internet, and hackers are doubling down to take advantage of vulnerabilities created by this fundamentally less secure way of working."

How to stay safe

Beaming's Sonia Blizzard added: "Businesses should speak with their ISPs or IT specialists to discuss what more they can do to help secure their data and systems, especially if they expect employees to continue working from home for at least some of the working week."

Cyber security experts needed to protect British business

Industry has recognised that more specialists are required to combat the rising levels of cyber crime - and help British businesses stay afloat.

Blackpool and The Fylde College is doing its bit by offering advanced cyber security courses.

Cyber security courses - higher education

Employers and individuals can sign up for the two-year FdSC (Foundation Degree) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) course with a one-year Top Up extension upgrading that qualification to the full BSc (Hons) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) degree.

Both are awarded by Lancaster University - one of the UK's top 10.

Cyber security course for school leavers

Young people looking ahead to lucrative and exciting careers in cyber security can get started September on the Computing with Programming, Games Development & Cyber Security Level 3 Triple Diploma - equivalent to three A Levels.

Sign up for cyber security courses

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