The Government has surveyed UK businesses and charities to find out how 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.
This specific release is being in published in advance of the full report of the 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, to provide insight into how aware and prepared businesses and charities are for the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), the foundation of the new Data Protection Act which is due to be introduced in May 2018.
24 January 2018
The findings are taken from survey telephone interviews, which took place between October and December 2017.
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.
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