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Share of implemented cyber security rules or controls by businesses in the UK 2020

This statistic displays the share of certain rules or controls that businesses have implemented with regards to cyber security in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020. Among all business respondents, 90 percent implemented the rule to apply software updates when they are available. On the other hand, only 38 percent of businesses implemented Separate Wi-Fi networks for staff and visitors.

Cyber security became a critical issue for all businesses as the protection of systems, networks and data cyberspace is only becoming more important with more security incidents occurring worldwide. Thus, many UK businesses implemented different cyber security rules such as up-to-date malware protection, as in protection from viruses, worms, spyware/adware and trojans.

Which of the following rules or controls, if any, do you have in place?

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 10, 2018 to December 20, 2018

Number of respondents


Special properties

UK businesses and charities

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*1,348 UK businesses, 337 charities

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