Information and strategic guidance from Government on Cyber Security

Two new reports from Government provide important information and strategic guidance on cyber security.

The sixth annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey is a quantitative and qualitative study of UK businesses, charities and education institutions. It aims to shape Government policy and helps organisations understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats they face.

The survey reveals that 39 per cent of businesses have reported cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. This is down from 46 per cent of businesses in the 2020 survey, possibly due to the impact of Covid-19 on online business activity.

However, the report suggests that the risk level has actually increased due to businesses failing to administer cyber security measures during the pandemic. They may simply be less aware than they were before about breaches and attacks.

Read the full report at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/cyber-security-breaches-survey-2021

The Government has also recently published Global Britain in a Competitive Age. The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy which addresses many cyber security issues.

Read the full report at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/global-britain-in-a-competitive-age-the-integrated-review-of-security-defence-development-and-foreign-policy