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industry news UK businesses will spend more than £1m recovering from a data security breach The cost of recovering from of a security breach for UK organisations has been estimated in a new report launched today by NTT Security. The 2017 Risk: Value report, reveals that a UK business would have to spend £1.1m ($1.4m) on average to recover from a breach – more than the global average of £1m ($1.3m), which has gone up from the previous report’s $907,000 estimate. The study of 1,350 non-IT business decision makers across 11 countries, 200 of which are from the UK, also reveals that respondents anticipate it would take, on average, almost three months (80 days) to recover from an attack, almost a week longer than the global average of 74 days. Most telling from the report is that 63 per cent of respondents in the UK ‘agree’ that a data breach is inevitable at some point, up from the previous report’s UK figure of 57 per cent. However, less than half (47 per cent) say that preventing a security attack is a regular board agenda item, suggesting that more still needs to be done for it to be taken seriously at a boardroom level in the UK. For further information visit: www. nttsecurity.com/RiskValue2017 New Research Reveals Businesses Choose Productivity over Cybersecurity Bromium has released results of a survey of 175 security professionals conducted at this year’s Infosecurity Europe, which found that IT security is often deprioritised when it interferes with employee productivity. Key results of the survey show that: •  94 per cent of security professionals say users are more concerned with getting their jobs done than worrying about security •  64 per cent of security professionals admit to modifying security to allow employees more freedom to get their work done because of a request from leadership •  40 per cent of security professionals admit to turning security off to accommodate a request from another part of the organisation The survey also revealed that more than 55 per cent of respondents would remove security if they could keep the organisation safe from user-introduced threats. If they had a wish list of the technologies they could remove, 32 per cent said they would start with web proxy services and products that restrict users’ access. Moreover, security professionals feel that when it comes to cybersecurity, user education is futile. More than 42 per cent admit end users are educated about how to prevent data breaches, yet their behaviour is often the cause of a breach. For further information visit: www.bromium.com Data Centre In A Box All the key data centre capabilities..... .......just on a smaller scale. ENCLOSURES POWER DISTRIBUTION CLIMATE CONTROL