The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is an annual report by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It reports on how businesses and charities are responding to the cyber security threats they face.
It’s welcome news that more charities than before have taken positive steps to improve their cyber security, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019.
Since launching the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) small charity guide in March 2018, NCSC have worked in close partnership with bodies across the sector.
Together we are working to raise awareness about the cyber crime threat and provide practical actions charities of all sizes can take to protect themselves.
Results from the Charity Sector
These survey results are the first indication that collective efforts across the sector are contributing towards a positive change.
Amongst charities, the biggest statistical shift in the survey has been how cyber security is viewed by trustees and senior managers, with an overall 22 point increase over 2018’s results.
Strong increases are seen across small, medium and large charities, with cyber security now being seen as a high priority in 68% of charities with an income under £100,000; 82% of charities between £100,000 and £500,000; and 94% of charities with an income over £500,000.
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