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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

New figures show large numbers of businesses and charities in the UK suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year.

Published on May 15, 2018

On 25 April the UK Government published official statistics on business and charity action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks.

This report is a quantitative and qualitative survey of UK businesses and for the first time in 2018 it includes charities. The survey helps organisations to understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats they face, and what others are doing to stay secure. It also supports the UK Government to shape future policy in this area.

  • Over four in ten of all UK businesses suffered a breach or attack in the past 12 months.
  • Most common attacks were fraudulent emails followed by cyber criminals impersonating an organisation online.
  • Strong reminder to bosses to act ahead of new data protection laws coming into force on 25 May.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 report and infographics are available here.


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