Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and many businesses are vulnerable to attack.

The UK suffered 44 million cyber-attacks in 2011, the equivalent of 120,000 attacks a day, and it is estimated to cost the country up to £27 billion a year. Many large businesses report facing hundreds-of-thousands of attacks every month.

So what can be done to help prevent these types of attacks?

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The first place to start is often with the employees themselves. Over half of UK businesses encourage the use of personal devices on the work network, and often cyber-attacks originate through insecure connections from employee devices.

To learn more about this vulnerability and other measures companies can take to ensure their data and information remains secure, check out this great infographic from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Online Business Program about promoting data security in the workplace.

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About the University of Alabama at Birmingham Business Program

uab collat school of businessThe Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a renowned business school focused on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It creates and share business knowledge that transforms the lives of our students through relevant and robust curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement.

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