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Cyber Essentials scheme awareness by United Kingdom (UK) businesses 2020, by size

This statistic displays the share of businesses that were aware of the Cyber Essentials scheme in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by size of business. A total of 13 percent of all UK respondents were aware of the Cyber Essentials scheme, of which ten percent were aware among micro firms.
Cyber essentials was a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organizations improve their cyber security.
As a result of this survey, the cyber security initiatives and standards were still not widely known in the United Kingdom. Initiatives and standards such as the Government's 10 steps guidance and the ISO 27001.

Share of United Kingdom (UK) businesses' that are aware of the Cyber Essentials scheme in 2020, by size of business

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 9, 2019 to December 23, 2019

Number of respondents


Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Among the 1,566 businesses, there were: 642 micro firms, 277 small firms, 216 medium firms and 213 large firms.

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