Share of most common actions following a cyber security breach in the UK 2020

This statistic displays the share of most common actions taken by businesses after their most disruptive cyber security breach or attack in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020. Among all respondents, 17 percent installed, changed or updated antivirus or anti-malware software following the most disruptive breach. On the other hand, 33 percent respondents stated that no actions were taken.
Cyber security is designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack or an unauthorized access. And these breaches or attacks result in various impacts on businesses.

What, if anything, have you done since this (most disruptive) breach or attack to prevent or protect your organisation from further breaches like this?

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 9, 2019 to December 23, 2019

Number of respondents

616 respondents

Special properties

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

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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