S28 Cyber crime: overview and sources of support

Accounts of organisations suffering financial loss, reputational damage or heavy fines arising from their use of IT seemingly appear in the media on a daily basis. Many of these IT security breaches are caused by human or technical failure but malicious or gratuitous acts attract the most attention and cause the most alarm. Smaller organisations in particular are perplexed at the range and complexity of the issue and the fact that they can no longer assume the problem is largely one for larger targets.