Businesses need to be more cyber savvy

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BUSINESSES need to be more cyber savvy in order to prevent internet attacks, Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery has said.

He was speaking following the launch of the government’s Cyber Streetwise campaign designed to change the way people view online safety.

He said: ‘Cyber security is vital to the continuing wealth and prosperity for the country and it appears that cyber criminals have shifted their attention towards small and medium-sized businesses, so these firms need to be extra vigilant and ensure their information and products are safe from hacking.

Mr Hollingbery said residents need to be just as vigilant.

‘Cyber security is vital to the continuing wealth and prosperity for the country and it appears that cyber criminals have shifted their attention towards small and medium-sized businesses, so these firms need to be extra vigilant and ensure their information and products are safe from hacking.’

The Cyber Streetwise campaign is funded by the government’s National Cyber Security Programme and the private sector.