61% of UK consumers believe businesses are not doing enough to defend against cyber attacks

20 Sep 2016

61% of UK consumers believe businesses are not doi...

A new poll released by F5 Networks shows that half of all consumers would avoid buying from businesses that have suffered a cyber security breach.

50% will not buy from breached businesses

3,000 people across the UK, Germany and France were surveyed and revealed that 50% of those questioned would not buy products from or share data with any businesses that have been hacked in the past.

Those from the UK were shown to be the most judgemental of companies with 61% of respondents saying that they don’t think businesses are doing enough to protect themselves from hackers. This number is in contrast to the 49% in France and 46% in Germany.

Different Views of Hackers

The survey showed that there are different views on hackers across Europe and 72% of those questioned said that they think cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. The vast majority of people surveyed see them in a negative light but surprisingly 10% of people surveyed in the UK had a positive view. 19% in France and 14% in Germany saw them in a positive light.

New EU Regulations a new incentive to get security right

Businesses that hold data on European citizens have an extra incentive to improve their cyber security. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will soon come into force. The new regulations will see businesses face fines of up to 4% of their annual global revenue if they fail to comply. All businesses will also have to report a detected breach within 72 hours.

Cyber Security Awareness Training

According to the UK Government  you can reduce the cyber threat to your organisation by up to 80% by implementing basic cyber security measures.

PGI’s one-day Cyber Security Awareness course  will give you an increased understanding of cybersecurity; the threats, the risks and most importantly, the strategies to mitigate the dangers.

Cyber Surgery

In order to help businesses protect themselves from the cyber threat, PGI is launching a ground-breaking service; a FREE cyber security surgery.

For the latest PGI updates like our pages on LinkedIn – PGI,  PGICyber   Facebook– PGI,  PGI Cyber  and  Twitter


Share this article


Your free global geopolitical
risk dashboard

PGI’s Risk Portal tool provides daily intelligence feeds, country threat assessments and analytical insights, enabling clients to track, understand and navigate geopolitical threats.

The Risk Portal gives users up-to-date information and analysis on global affairs.

The Risk Portal allows users to visualise information in a unique and instantly understandable way. Mapping filters enable the visualisation of incidents by threat category, time period, perpetrator and target type.

Risk Portal users can upgrade their accounts to include the Report Builder and Country Profile Generator features. The Report Builder allows users to select information, data and images from the Risk Portal and create bespoke reports and emails.

Subscribers to PGI’s Bespoke services receive tailored analysis on specific sectors and geographies of interest, delivered at a frequency they determine.

Visit the Risk Portal

Subscribe to our Cyber Bytes Newsletter

Keep yourself in the loop with PGI by signing up to our Monthly Cyber Bytes email. You will receive updates, tips and narrative around what has been happening in the world of information security.

Get in touch today

For more information on how we can help you or your business, please contact us via:

Related News

CISMP, CISSP and CISM - what's in an acronym?

20 Mar 2017

There is a wide range of different security courses available, and a mind-boggling array of certific...

Read news article

International Womens Day - Pioneering Women in Tec...

08 Mar 2017

Pioneering Women in Technology – Katherine JohnsonThe Oscar season has been and gone. The...

Read news article

Law Firms and why they need cyber security

06 Mar 2017

Suffering a data breach can be devastating for any company but for law firms the impacts can be part...

Read news article
Back to the News Hub

Follow us

+44 (0)207 887 2699
©2017 PGI - Protection Group International Ltd. All rights reserved.
PGI - Protection Group International Ltd is registered in England & Wales, reg. no. 07967865
Registered address: Cascades 1, 1190 Park Avenue, Aztec W, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4FP