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Time to identify the most disruptive breaches by United Kingdom (UK) businesses 2019

This statistic displays the share of businesses' time taken to indentify the most disruptive breach in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. Among all respondents, 62 percent immediately identified breaches or attacks after occurring, whereas 27 percent identified breaches within 24 hours after occurring.
After identifying a breach, businesses tend to restore operations back to normal. The time taken to do so was different among respondents. Also, the average time spent by businesses dealing with the most disruptive breach was different depending on the size of the company.

How long was it, if any time at all, between this breach or attack occurring and it being identified as a breach?

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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 last12 months.

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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