ICO calls for action as report reveals rise in cyber-related data breaches

10/05/2024 | ICO

A new report published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has highlighted the need for organisations to enhance their cybersecurity measures in order to safeguard personal information from cyberattacks. The report reveals that the number of organisations experiencing cyber-related data security breaches is rising, with over 3,000 separate reports in 2023 alone. The finance, retail, and education sectors reported the highest number of incidents. The report analyses data breach reports and provides practical advice to help organisations understand security failures and improve their security measures to prevent data breaches. The report focuses on five leading causes of cyber security breaches: phishing, brute force attacks, denial of service, human error and supply chain attacks, and includes case studies from regulatory activities.

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