Share of cyber security spending evaluation methods by businesses in the UK 2017

This statistic displays the share of cyber security spending evaluation methods used by businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. Among all respondents, 36 percent reported to have evaluated cyber security spending through measuring staff awareness. On the other hand, 40 percent of respondents evaluated the effectiveness of spending on cyber security either by monitoring levels of regulatory compliance or by seeking senior management feedback.
The use of cloud computing increased in recent years as well as the spending on cyber security. In addition, investments in cyber security varied with respect to the sector.

In the last 12 months, which of the following things, if any, have you done to formally evaluate the effectiveness of your spending on cyber security?

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Release date

April 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 24, 2016 to January 11, 2017

Number of respondents

930 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are UK business investing in cyber security*

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*The 930 UK businesses investing in cyber security composed of: 286 micro firms, 300 small firms, 238 medium firms and 106 large firms.
**e.g. penetration testing

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