The Information Security Breaches survey was published today by PwC, supported by BIS through the National Cyber Security Programme. The report highlights the ongoing and changing threat to UK businesses from cyber security incidents and that 1 in 7 large businesses have been subject to hacking attacks in the last year.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, responsible for cyber security, said:
Reports such as this give us a clearer picture of the changing threats to the UK in cyberspace. The internet brings undoubted economic and social benefits but we cannot afford to let the benefits be undermined by the risks.
We are playing our part in government by putting in place a transformative National Cyber Security Programme to help protect UK networks by bolstering our resilience in cyberspace and assisting business in addressing these challenges to ensure continued growth of the UK’s internet economy.