The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 was published 30 March 2022 and the findings are a little surprising! The proportion of UK businesses reporting a cyber-attack in the last 12 months remained the same as for 2021 at 39%, that’s despite the suggestions that the move to working-from-home had significantly increased risk.
What is really interesting is that only 4% of businesses and only 4% of charities reported a ransomware attack in the last 12 months – that’s a fall from the 17% reported last year! Is it a fall in attacks or a fall in reporting?!
56% of UK businesses and 40% of UK charities have implemented a policy to say they will not pay any ransom. However, there were instances where those that had experienced a ransomware attack had paid a ransom, despite their stated policy. They clearly decided that they had to take the shortest path back to becoming fully operational as soon as possible – despite the inherent risk of the criminals not decrypting their data or releasing it to the Internet.
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