The Proportion of Businesses That Have Had Breaches in one year
|Overall||Micro Firms||Small Firms||Medium Firms||Large Firms||Admin/ Real Estate|
|% experiencing a cyber security breach or attack||24||17||33||51||65||39|
Businesses that invest more in cyber security have more breaches than businesses that invest less. This may seem counter intuitive but it’s partly due to businesses that realise they are more at risk such as financial companies who then invest more. However, businesses where the online presence is minimal feel less at risk and invest less.
There is also the assumption that businesses that invest more in cyber security will be better at identifying such breaches.
Types of Breaches/Attacks
|Viruses, spyware or malware||68%|
|Other impersonating organisation in emails or online||32%|
|Denial of service attacks||15%|
|Money stolen electronically||13%|
|Breaches from personally owned devices||8|
|Personal information stolen||8|
|Breaches from externally hosted web services||8|
|Unlicensed or stolen software downloaded||8|
|Money stolen via fraud emails or websites||6|
|Software damaged or stolen||5|
|Breaches on social media||3|
|Intellectual property theft||1|
You can see that attacks of various kinds are very common. All businesses must take steps to protect against data breaches and all common forms of cyber-attack
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