The true state of businesses’ cyber security defences

It appears that Kiwi businesses are finally taking cyber security more seriously – but research shows there’s still room for improvement.

New research from Kordia has revealed that New Zealand businesses are taking cyber security more seriously as the number of cyber-attacks continues to rise. However, the company notes that while progress is being made, chinks remain in the corporate armour – and people still present the greatest risk of all.

According to Esmée O’Brien (pictured), head of communications at Kordia, the results of the research are encouraging, particularly in regards to cyber security awareness and preparedness. 

“Over half of New Zealand businesses now acknowledge their risk of falling victim to cyber-crime. Two thirds of businesses updated or reviewed their policies in the wake of the recent high-profile ransomware attacks. And, more than half of all businesses are planning to increase their budget for information security in the year ahead.”

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