The UK economy, like much of the world, is becoming increasingly digital. The Tech Nation 2017 report found that the UK digital economy was growing at twice the rate of the non-digital economy, and had a turnover of £170bn in 2015.
As one hard-hitting headline after another details the targeting of our public and financial services, it is becoming painfully clear that cyber insecurity is one of the greatest threats we face as a nation. It is something that effects society at every level, from small independent firms to large corporations, and even parliament itself.
Businesses of all sizes are releasing how important it is to get online; according to the Federation of Small businesses, “Almost all (99 percent) of the UK’s 5.4 million small firms rate the internet as being highly important to their business, with two in three (66 percent) offering, or planning to offer, goods and services online”.
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