The UK government’s Cyber security breaches survey 2017 was published today. We have always been very supportive of this annual survey and were again happy to endorse the fieldwork.
The findings this year are pretty consistent with our experience when speaking to members and others in the field. It finds that just under half of businesses suffered cyber-attacks or breaches in the last 12 months. Attacks and breaches are more common as businesses get bigger and in certain sectors. But the results make clear that this impacts on businesses of all sizes and in all sectors – a point made by my colleague just earlier this week in his blog.
Some of the findings that particularly resonated with me:
The full report contains a lot of detailed and very interesting analysis around cyber security practices, attitudes and experiences in businesses, and we hope to pick up on some of the themes in more detail in future blogs.