One in three small and medium-sized enterprises have had their cyber security precautions questioned as part of winning a contract in the past year, a study by cyber security platform Cybsafe found.
Meanwhile, half have had cyber security clauses added to new contracts in the past five years and 44 per cent had been required to show they have introduced a recognised security standard. About 28 per cent have received a demand in the past year alone.
The moves reflect the recent spate of cyber attacks that have seen customer data stolen and systems disabled in some of Britain’s biggest companies.
Source: Business Matters.