Nearly Half of UK Companies Have Already Fallen Victim to Cyber Attacks

55 percent of UK companies rate their risk of falling victim to a cyber attack in the future as high. 

Cologne, 15 May 2023 – Nearly half of British companies (43%) have been the victim of a cyberattack in the past three years, with over a third of them more than once (17%), according to new research from SoSafe. Most British IT security managers agree that the geopolitical situation (79%), hybrid working (76%), and artificial intelligence (68%) have worsened the cyber threat situation.

SoSafe’s 2023 Human Risk Review provides an overview of the current cyber threat landscape and corporate security culture based on responses from over 1,000 IT security managers in Europe, multiple expert interviews and more than 8.4 million data points from the SoSafe awareness platform.

Dr Niklas Hellemann, CEO and founder of SoSafe, said: “Our society has experienced a multitude of crises and conflicts in the past year. The resulting ongoing uncertainty as well as fear and stress play into the hands of cybercriminals, who exploit this for new social engineering attacks. Cybercrime is now a highly professionalised business model that can invest extensive resources in research and development. Tactics and strategies are adapted every minute to use these new insights for profitable cyber attacks.”

 

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