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ICT: Security

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Lord Mendelsohn Lord Mendelsohn Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which sectors have (1) increased, and (2) reduced, their percentage of IT spend on cyber security between 2014 and 2015.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government’s recently published Cyber Security Breaches Survey contains figures for average investment in cyber security by sector grouping.

The full set of figures can be found in the table below and further detail can be found on pages 18-19 of the survey main report. There are no comparable figures for previous years.

Average investment in cyber security in last financial year by sector grouping:

Sector

Average Investment

Overall

£4,060

Financial/Insurance

£12,200

Information/Communications/Utilities

£10,000

Administration/Real Estate

£8,900

Retail/Wholesale/Transport

£4,110

Construction/Manufacturing

£3,090

Education/Health/Social Care

£1,280

Entertainment/Services/Membership

£1,220

Food/Hospitality

£511

The ful Cyber Secuirty Breaches Survey is attached.

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