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5 Shocking Facts about Cyber Crime

5 Shocking Facts about Cyber Crime

5 Shocking Facts about Cyber Crime and UK Business from a report by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

1. Around a third (32%) of businesses and two in ten charities (22%)

…report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. As in previous years, this is much higher specifically among medium businesses (60%), large businesses (61%) and high-income charities (52%)..

2. Among the 32 per cent of businesses recording breaches or attacks

…,this resulted in a negative outcome, such as a loss of data or assets, In businesses that had these kinds of negative outcomes, the average (mean) cost to the business was £4,180 in 2019. This is higher than in 2018 (£3,160) and 2017 (£2,450).

3. Just under three in ten businesses (27%) and charities (29%)

…report that staff have attended internal or external training, including seminars or conferences on cyber security in the previous 12 months.

4. Businesses that hold personal data are more likely

…than average to have experienced breaches or attacks (39%, vs. 32% overall), highlighting the importance of protecting this information.

5. Of the 637 businesses that identified a breach or attack

…on the last 12 months, 80% were fraudulent emails or being directed to fraudulent websites.

Based on a survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 of 637 businesses that identified a breach or attack in the last 12 months; 192 charities.

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