Advice on cyber security

Police are urging businesses to check their cyber security.

Research by American company Cisco Systems reveals that attackers are finding it easier to take advantage of gaps in security, and while 90 per cent of businesses surveyed were confident in their systems, 60 per cent were not patching software and only ten per cent were running the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Northumbria Police Crime Prevention Design Adviser Allan Brown said: “We would urge companies to look again at their security provision in light of this report.”

Advice can be found at www.northumbria.police.uk