Report: Hospitality most cyber-secure industry in the UK – Foodservice Equipment Journal
The food and hospitality industry is the most cyber-secure in the UK, with the lowest number of data breaches of any industry in the country over the past year, according to a new study.
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 reportedly creating anxiety in many UK industries.
Scams.info used data from the 2022 Cyber Security Breaches Survey to identify the UK industries with the most cyber security breaches, finding that the hospitality sector saw 5,176 cyber security breaches in the past year, 60 times less breaches than the IT sector.
The IT industry is the least cyber-secure in the UK, with 320,060 data breaches in 2022, and a 66.17 average breaches per employee, according to the research.
IT employees are more than three times as likely to experience a cyber security breach than those in the finance and insurance industry (18.45 average breaches per employee).
Third place on the list was the retail and wholesale industry, which saw 183,500 data breaches over the past year.
Ledi Sallilari, a web development and cyber security specialist from SEO consulting firm, Reboot, said: “For tech and remote-based industries, the importance of cyber security training is invaluable. Implementing safe practices when working online can play a vital part in keeping the data of your company, clients and employees safe from attack.
“The main cause of online security breaches can be largely put down to human error.
“Be aware of phishing attacks, and do not open any emails you do not recognise. Some hackers may even impersonate your boss, so it’s always best to double check directly with the alleged sender themselves before actioning anything from a suspicious email.”
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