Research shows Bexley has one of the best data security records in London

PUBLISHED: 13:53 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:55 24 November 2016

Cyber security continues to be a major concern for many organisations

Cyber security continues to be a major concern for many organisations


Nearly two-thirds of London boroughs reported a data breach in the past four years

Bexley is one of only five London boroughs to report no data security breaches in the past four years, giving it one of the best records in the capital.

A Freedom of Information request issued to the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London revealed nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) had suffered a breach in the past four years.

Only five - Bexley, Bromley, Ealing, Enfield and Haringey - reported no breaches.

The research was undertaken by digital identity management company Secure Cloudlink.

Chairman Mark Leonard said: “The sheer number of councils that have been breached is astonishing and reveals the issue of security is more prevalent than ever.

“Organisations need to be endlessly diligent when it comes to putting the correct procedures in place to alleviate the growing security risks.”

Cybercrime continues to be a major threat to organisations, with data from the Office of National Statistics revealing there have been more that 3.8 million incidents of cybercrime in the past year alone.

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