Cyber crime a real fear for Yorkshire and Humberside businesses

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More than a quarter of small and medium-sized businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside have suffered an online security breach in the last 12 months, reveals a recent survey.

64% of local SME owners polled in the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly poll of SME owners and senior management that gauges sentiment on a number of issues, described themselves as being very concerned about the impact this type of crime could have on their business.

Mike Randall, CEO of Close Brothers Asset Finance said: “Cyber crime, including data corruption, hacking and virus infections, can prove to be a major barrier to growth for small firms. In fact, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills estimates that this kind of attack costs the targeted company an average of £35,000 to £65,000.


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