Sigma Cyber: Your 2023 Guide to UK Cyber Security Trends

December 17, 2023
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Sigma Cyber Security, a leading IT and cybersecurity firm, has released a comprehensive set of UK-specific cybersecurity statistics for 2023. Below are the key findings:

  • 49% of businesses and 44% of charities sought external cybersecurity guidance in the past year
  • Cyber Essentials Scheme awareness was low, with only 14% of businesses and 15% of charities being aware of it
  • Compliance with the ISO 27001 standard was reported by 9% of businesses and 5% of charities
  • Formal Incident Response Plans were only in place by 21% of businesses and 16% of charities
  • Experience of Cyber Crime was reported by 11% of businesses and 8% of charities in the last year, with an average annual cost of £15,300 per victim
  • The annual revenue of the Cybersecurity Industry was £10.5 billion, up 3% from the previous year
  • Cyber security sector employed 58,005 people, a 10% increase from the previous year
  • 59% of UK organizations expected increased cybersecurity budgets in 2023.
  • 77% of UK organizations had cyber insurance.

The trends showed that cybersecurity awareness and implementation was still low in many businesses and charities, leaving them vulnerable to cyber crimes. There was a particular concern over cloud-related threats, business email compromise, and ransomware attacks.

Given these statistics, Sigma Cyber Security has reaffirmed its commitment to helping businesses and charities enhance their cybersecurity measures, through tailored solutions that consider the latest trends and challenges in the industry.

For more detailed insights, visit Sigma Cyber Security’s website or Google profile, or contact their representative at [email protected] or +44(0)1582 227867.

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