Cybersecurity hits are coming fast, with scarcely a week going by without a massive hack. To tackle this, the UK is doubling the amount it spends on cybersecurity over the next five years. This comes amid warnings that terrorist groups such as ISIS are working on building their capability to launch cyber-attacks.
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A KPMG survey has shown that whilst most UK consumers are happy to use wearable devices to report health data back to their GP, many are cautious about that data being shared with other ‘entities’.
UK consumers fear that technology is overtaking their lives, with many increasingly concerned about the pace of change they face, according to the latest KPMG survey.
Giles Watkins, partner for KPMG’s cyber security practice, said: “Our survey reveals the inherent battle between the rights of citizens and the need for government to uphold the law in this increasingly digital age. People support the government in some ways, but not in others.”
Reacting to the publication of ONS figures suggesting 6.7 million adults in the UK have never used the internet, KPMG’s Stephen Bonner warns that inactivity online does not guarantee protection from cyber crime and internet-based fraud.