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89 percent of UK organizations say that cyber attacks have become more sophisticated

Carbon Black has published the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying: attacks are growing in volume, and the average number of breaches has increased. The report analyses survey results from different vertical sectors, organization sizes and IT team sizes to build a picture of the modern attack and cyber defence landscape in the UK.

Key survey research findings include:

  • 88 percent of UK organizations reported suffering a breach in the last 12 months;
  • The average number of breaches per organization over the past year was 3.67;
  • 87 percent of organizations have seen an increase in attack volumes;
  • 89 percent of organizations say attacks have become more sophisticated;
  • 93 percent of organizations plan to increase spending on cyber defence.

Compared with the previous report, published in September, the average number of breaches has increased from 3.48 to 3.67; and more than 5 percent of organizations have seen an increase in attack volumes.

100 percent of government and local authority organizations surveyed reported being breached in the past 12 months, suffering 4.65 breaches, on average. 40 percent have been breached more than five times. In the private sector, the survey indicates that financial services is the sector most likely to report a breach, with 98 percent of the surveyed companies reporting breaches during the past 12 months.

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