Average cost of the most disruptive cyber security attack for UK businesses 2023

Average total cost of the most disruptive cyber security breach for businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2023

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Release date

April 2023


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 27, 2022 to January 18, 2023

Number of respondents

2,263 respondents

Special properties

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

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: 'We undertook a random probability telephone and online survey of 2,263 UK businesses, 1,174 UK registered charities and 554 education institutions from 27 September 2022 to 18 January 2023. The data for businesses and charities have been weighted to be statistically representative of these two populations. We carried out 44 in-depth interviews between December 2022 and January 2023, to gain further qualitative insights from some of the organisations that answered the survey. Sole traders and public-sector organizations were outside the scope of the survey. In addition, businesses with no IT capacity or online presence were deemed ineligible. These exclusions are consistent with previous years, and the survey is considered comparable across years.'
This statistic using original data from the Government Digital Service and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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