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Gov. 2021 Cyber Breach Survey

A Call to Action

The 2021 Cyber Breach Survey is the 6th annual publication by the government detailing statistics relating to the cyber impact on UK businesses and charities. We all know this last year has been like no other and unfortunately the survey demonstrates the scale of the cyber threat and reminds us of the importance of getting the cyber basics right.

The key points from this year’s survey include:

  • 4 in 10 businesses experienced a cyber security incident in the last 12 months.

  • 77% of organisation say that cyber security is a high priority however …

  • Only 14% train their staff on cyber security

  • Only 31% have a business continuity plan that includes cyber threats

  • Only 4% have implemented the NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security

The headlines probably won’t surprise you, but it serves as another reminder that cyber security is a topic that businesses need to face head on in order to safeguard their critical systems and reputation from the evolving cyber threat.

In our view cyber security starts with getting the basics right and we encourage all businesses to look at the NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security framework and the government backed Cyber Essentials certification to ensure you’ve got those cyber doors locked!

Our Cyber Resilience team have been advising a large number of organisations on how you can take actions specific to your organisation and if you would like us to arrange a call to offer free advice to ensure you are prepared please do let us know.

Contact our Cyber Resilience team, or read more on our Cyber Resilience page

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22 June 2021

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