[ISN] 96% of UK corporations have been hacked, new data reveals

http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123459657/96-uk-corporations-have-been-hacked-new-data-reveals By Ben Rossi Information Age 12 June 2015 New data has revealed that 96% of UK corporations have seen hackers successfully penetrate their IT systems in an attempt to steal, change or make public important data. Whilst many firms are actively engaged in policies to safeguard against cybercrime, 9.1% of UK firms have not acted to protect themselves from hacking. The data was gathere in the latest round of the Global Business Outlook Survey, conducted by Grenoble Ecole de Management, Tilburg University and the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. The survey, which ended June 5, has been conducted for 77 consecutive quarters, making it the world’s longest-running and most comprehensive research on senior finance executives. This round elicited over 1000 responses from global CFOs and finance directors. More than half (53%) of CFOs in the UK also indicated that difficulty in hiring and retaining qualified employees is a top three concern, while the second most cited concern was rising wages and salaries. […]