How to respond to a security breach

If the worst has happened, there are steps your business can take to mitigate against malicious code and data breaches

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Major security incidents seem to be a weekly occurrence and government research says that it's not just the banks and large enterprises that are the targets. A majority of all businesses have suffered a security breach, including SMEs – which account for 99 percent of all businesses operating in Britain.

Although the UK has for the last few years been investing considerably in security, and high-profile breaches are also driving awareness, that’s no reason to rest on your laurels.

The best defence is preparation. But if the worst-case scenario has happened, here are some tips on how to respond, and how to mitigate the threat in the future.

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Additional reporting by Thomas Macaulay