Official Statistics

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

A survey detailing business and charity action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks.

Documents

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Main report

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: General findings visualisation (Business and Charities)

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Micro/Small Business findings visualisation

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Medium/Large Business findings visualisation

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Charities findings visualisation

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Technical Annex

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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Pre-release list

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Details

The Government has surveyed UK businesses and charities to find out they approach cyber security and help them learn more about the cyber security issues faced by industry. The research informs Government policy on cyber security and how Government works with industry to make Britain one of the most secure places to do business online.

Released

25 April 2018

Period covered

Respondents were asked about their approach to cyber security and any breaches or attacks over the 12 months before the interview. Main survey interviews took place between October and December 2017. Qualitative follow up interviews took place in January and February 2018.

Geographic coverage

UK

Further Information

The survey is part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Programme.

Cyber security guidance and information for businesses, including details of free training and support, can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre website and GOV.UK at: www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance and www.gov.uk.

The survey was carried out by Ipsos MORI and its partner, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) at the University of Portsmouth.

The UK Statistics Authority

This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009), as produced by the UK Statistics Authority. The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.

Pre-release access

The document above contains a list of ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.

Contact

The responsible statistician for this release is Rishi Vaidya. For any queries please contact 020 7211 2320 or evidence@culture.gov.uk.

Published 25 April 2018