£10,000 a day charges to protect the UK’s top firms against cybercrime

According to a recent Manpower survey there are soaring costs for cyber security as an aftermath of the high profile attacks on Sony, TalkTalk and JD Wetherspoon.

The recruiter manpower has stated that Britain’s top cyber security experts are charging high profile companies more than £10,000 a day to protect their vulnerable IT systems from sophisticated hackers.

The demand for IT security has also increased as Manpower said its own client database showed requests from employers looking for IT security expertise had quadrupled in 2015 compared with the previous year.

Mark Cahill, the firm’s UK managing director, said: “There are millions of cyber-attacks every day with a total cost to the global economy of up to £381bn a year.” Companies are having to invest heavily to protect themselves and they now believe that cyber breaches are inevitable, with their focus moving to responding to attacks rather than just prevention.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/08/cybersecurity-experts-charge-10000-a-day-to-protect-uks-top-firms

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