Many of us are now opting to store our personal information and business data digitally for simplicity and convenience. We trust our mobile devices and computers to keep multiple passwords, financial data and personal information safe and accessible only to us.
But this is not always the case, with hackers exploiting this increased reliance on all things digital. Businesses are now at high risk of having data stolen through a range of advanced hacking methods, with individual employees being targeted in phishing scams, social engineering and malware.
Cyber crime is a growing industry, and those involved are becoming more highly skilled at defeating security measures. In fact, cyber criminals cost the UK alone almost £11bn in 2016, figures from Action Fraud, Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) suggest.