The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has released the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 report. Among the findings were that two in five businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.
Steve Forbes, Government Cyber Security Expert at Nominet, comments:
“The recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport further shows the strain the pandemic has put on cyber resilience. In particular, it points out the additional complications of direct security and user monitoring with so many remote users and the added requirements for upgrades across hardware, software and systems with more endpoints. This is in addition to the general pressure on resources during the pandemic which can cause continuity and maintenance to be prioritised ahead of real advancements in protection.
“This experience is no different to many organisations in the public sector, as the need for increased cyber defence is consistent. Nominet has been working closely with the NCSC through the pandemic to bring critical organisations such as the NHS under the protection of PDNS. It has also launched PDNS Digital Roaming, an app which enables the use of PDNS away from the office environment, to facilitate more secure connections. In many ways the past year has done a lot to evolve our cyber response during emergency situations. The impact will no doubt be felt across global cyber security strategies long into the future.”
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Security Portfolio
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