One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results the British Chambers of Commerce Digital Economy Survey, released on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
The survey of more than 1,200 businesses across the UK found that 20% had been hit by a cyber-attack in the last 12 months. Big businesses are far more likely than their smaller counterparts to be victims of attacks (42% of companies with more than 100 staff, compared to 18% of companies with fewer than 99 employees).
The results indicate that businesses are most reliant on IT providers (63%) to resolve issues after an attack, compared to banks and financial institutions (12%) or police and law enforcement (2%).
The findings show that 21% of businesses believe the threat of cyber-crime is preventing their company from growing.
A summary of the results are available below.
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