Bromley has one of the best data security records in London, research reveals

PUBLISHED: 09:19 25 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:19 25 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

Bromley is one of the safest boroughs in London when it comes to data security, new research reveals.

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

But Bromley is one of only five boroughs to report no breaches, alongside Bexley, Ealing, Enfield and Haringey.

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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