Recovery time taken from most disruptive cyber security breach by UK businesses 2019

This statistic displays the time spans that businesses needed to recover after their most disruptive cyber security break or attack in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. Among all respondents, 66 percent reported that it took no time at all to restore business operations to normal after the most disruptive breach.
Cyber security is designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. There are many cyber security initiatives and standards that can help businesses protect themselves in cyberspace such as the ISO 27001 and the Government's 10 steps guidance.

How long, if any time at all, did it take to restore business operations back to normal after the (most disruptive) breach or attack was identified?

Share of respondents
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 10, 2018 to December 20, 2018

Number of respondents

616 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses that identified a breach or attack in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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