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70% of UK businesses have been the victim of a successful network security attack in the last year

70% of UK businesses have been the victim of a successful network security attack in the last year

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More than two-thirds (70%) of UK businesses have been the victim of a successful network security attack in the last year and 65% have been the victim of at least one ransomware attack in the last 12 months, according to new research from Barracuda.

These findings were released in a new report titled: The state of network security in 2021. Commissioned by Barracuda, the research surveyed 100 UK IT decision-makers responsible for their organisation’s networking, public cloud and security to get their perspectives on cloud adoption, working from home, security concerns and a variety of issues and challenges related to cybersecurity risks.

Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering for Data, Networks and Application Security, Barracuda: “Organisations are experiencing a high level of network breaches and facing ongoing connectivity and security challenges as they adapt to hybrid work environments.” 

The data revealed that a significant 80% of respondents with company-issued devices share their home Internet connection with other members of their household, posing a significant security risk. Furthermore, 34% of UK companies do not issue company devices and instead operated a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and an additional 43% of companies do issue company devices, but still allow BYOD for some use cases such as email.

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