Share of most commonly required cyber security standards by suppliers in the UK 2019

This statistic displays the share of the most commonly required cyber security standards by suppliers of businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. A total of 37 percent required the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). On the other hand, 41 percent required recognizing standards such as the ISO 27001.
The PCI DSS is a set of procedures targeting the optimization of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. Also, the ISO 27001 is the best-known security standard that helped organizations keep information assets secure. And Cyber essentials is a government-backed scheme intended to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks.

Which of the following, if any, do you require your suppliers to have or adhere to?

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 10, 2018 to December 20, 2018

Number of respondents

401 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses with supplier standards

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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