In this blog we’ll offer a brief summary of the key findings from the survey, why they’re important and what they might mean for your organization.
The frequency of cyber attacks continues at pandemic levels
In the 12 months leading up to March 2022, nearly 4 in 10 (39%) of UK businesses experienced a cyberattack.
At the peak of the pandemic, a quarter of UK businesses reported experiencing cyberattacks. Any hopes that the uplift in cybercrime was just a temporary fallout from the pandemic, however, have since been dashed. Even as businesses get on with the “new normal”, including some now returning to the office, the risk from cyber threats remains high. As well as the number of attacks increasing, the frequency of attacks has also ramped up, with 31% of commercial businesses and 26% of charity organizations reporting they were attacked at least once per week in the past 12 months.
What this tells us is that businesses cannot afford to let their guard down, particularly if their attack surface has expanded with the addition of remote or hybrid working practices.