Three-quarters of UK businesses experienced a cyber incident in 2023

20/03/2024 | Infosecurity Magazine

New figures published by the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) reveal that 75% of UK businesses and 79% of charities have experienced at least one cybersecurity incident in the past year. The latest Cyber Security Longitudinal Survey (CSLS) has been tracking the cybersecurity posture of around 1,000 UK businesses and charities since 2021. The third wave of the survey, conducted in 2023, found limited improvements in organisations' cybersecurity posture compared to the previous year. The survey also found that charities tend to take a less formalised approach to cybersecurity than businesses. Unsurprisingly, larger businesses scored higher on cyber resilience than small and medium-sized organisations.

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