Cyber Security Breaches Survey Logos: Ipsos, the UK Government, the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Association of British Insurers (ABI)

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2023

What is the purpose of the survey?

This is an important Government survey that is intended to:

  • provide up-to-date findings on how organisations approach cyber security
  • help organisations learn more about the cyber security issues that businesses and charities like theirs might face
  • inform Government policy around cyber security and how they work with businesses, charities and education institutions

Who is being invited to take part?

Businesses across the UK have been selected at random from the Market Location business database. Registered charities have also been selected to take part, using details from the Charities Commission database in England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, and the Charities Commission for Northern Ireland. Educational institutions have been selected from Get Information About Schools, Scottish Government School Contact details, Colleges Scotland directory, Welsh Government Address list of schools, Colleges Wales directory, NI Department of Education database and NI Direct FE College directory.

Within these organisations, we are inviting the senior person with the most knowledge or responsibility when it comes to cyber security to take part. We know that in some organisations, this might be a specific individual or Head of Department, while in other organisations it might be the business owner or charity trustee.

The survey is not technical, and participants do not need any specific IT knowledge.

What does participation involve?

Participation will involve a telephone interview with an interviewer from Ipsos. On average interviews last around 20 minutes, though the actual interview length may vary depending on the answers that you give. The interview will take place at a time that is convenient for you.

What reassurances can we give about the survey?

We would like to reassure those taking part in the survey that:

  • Taking part is confidential
  • We would still like to speak to you even if you have not had any cyber security issues, to help us ensure that our findings are representative of all organisations
  • Findings from the research will be published in order to help organisations like yours.

For more information or queries about the survey that are not addressed here, you can also talk to Finlay Proctor at Ipsos on 020 3059 4967.