Last month the UK government published statistics from the 2021 Cyber Security Breaches Survey showing that 39% of businesses surveyed reported having a cyber security breach in the last 12 months - down from 46% in 2020.
While this sounds like a positive change, the survey also found that the pandemic and home working has made security more complex with 3% fewer businesses than last year reporting up-to-date malware protection, 5% fewer deploying security monitoring tools and a whopping 32% of large businesses reporting laptops in use with unsupported versions of Windows.
Overall, however, cyber security awareness appears to be up among businesses, with 43% (up from 32% last year) taking out some form of cyber insurance.
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In other news:
- Microsoft release the source code for research toolkit CyberBattleSim, a platform to investigate the interaction of automated agents in abstract simulated network environments
- Iran Nuclear facility Natanz has gone dark in what whispers suggest is an Israeli cyber attack reminiscent of Stuxnet