Finance industry revealed as second least cyber-secure in the UK, according to data

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The UK finance and insurance sector has the second highest number of data breaches of any industry, with over 300,000 cybersecurity breaches in the past year alone. 

And, with photo-sharing apps such as BeReal and Snapchat on the rise, the potential for severe data breaches when these apps are used at work is creating panic across many UK industries.

Interested in identifying the sectors most at risk, the experts at used data from the 2022 Cyber Security Breaches Survey to identify the UK industries with the most cybersecurity breaches.

Key findings:


The finance and insurance industry had the second most security breaches in the UK in 2022 with 305,785 data breaches.

The information and communication (IT) industry is the least cyber-secure in the UK, hitting the top ranking with 320,060 data breaches in 2022, and a whopping 66.17 average breaches per employee. 

The food and hospitality sector is the most cyber-secure, with 5,176 breaches– 60 times less than the IT industry. 

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The UK industry with the most cybersecurity breaches in 2022

RankIndustryAverage no. breaches per employeeNumber of data breaches in the past year1Information/communication66.17320,0602Finance/insurance18.45305,7853Retail/ wholesale (including vehicle sales and repairs)11.51183,5004Transport/storage4.98111,6545Education8.04106,3656Utilities/production3.155,8627Construction11.5654,8478Professional, scientific/technical0.518,3709Health, social care/social work0.427,01010Entertainment, service/membership organisations0.856,23811Administration/real estate0.055,67412Food/hospitality0.045,176

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