Microsoft study reveals UK companies underprepared for cyberattacks

18/03/2024 | Infosecurity Magazine

A new report published by Microsoft and the University of London has revealed that only 13% of UK organisations are resilient to cyber-attacks. Of the remaining organisations, 48% are vulnerable, while 39% are at high risk of cyber incidents. The report defines resilient organisations as those that have implemented security-by-design across their networks and are adopting AI security tools to detect and respond faster to threats. The study also found that cyberattacks could cost UK organisations £87 billion annually, and more robust cybersecurity measures could save the UK economy £52 billion each year. Additionally, 49% of decision-makers claimed to understand the cybersecurity skills required by their workforce, and only 56% have offered cyber-awareness training to staff.

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