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SMEs need to take cyber security seriously or face being frozen out of the procurement process, according to a new survey from management consultants KPMG. In a poll of UK procurement managers, nearly all (94 per cent) agreed that the cyber security standards of their supplier are important when awarding a contract to an SME. …

  1. The_Idiot

    Sauce for the goose...

    "SMEs need to take cyber security seriously or face being frozen out of the procurement process, according to a new survey from management consultants KPMG."

    OK. So can the same rules be applied to the not-Small, bigger-than-Medium Enterprises?

    Oh. Right. Of course not. Sigh...

    1. dogged

      Re: Sauce for the goose...

      Nah, Enormo-Corps are fine. Naturally.

      1. Dr Scrum Master

        Re: Sauce for the goose...

        Not that it should stop someone from wanting to hack Crapita et al

  2. Tom Chiverton 1
    WTF?

    There is no security in the UK any more :

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/11/03/0256231/internet-firms-to-be-banned-from-offering-unbreakable-encryption-under-new-uk-laws?utm_source=feedburnerNetvibes&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29&utm_content=Netvibes

  3. Christoph Silver badge

    They must keep their data absolutely secure.

    But they are not allowed to use secure encryption.

    But that's all right - the government will just pass a law saying that it is possible to do this.

    And while they're doing that, they could simplify the maths by passing a law making Pi equal to three.

    1. tony2heads
      Facepalm

      @Cristoph

      translate all data to assyrian, and then write that output as Hiragana, written diagonally.

      What - does this sound stupid; it makes as much sense as the UK government position.

    2. Trigonoceps occipitalis

      Electric Priest

      I think they've been listening to one.

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