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Information Society Statistics - Enterprises


Enterprise experience of ICT security related incidents, 2018 %
Any ICT related security incident17.9
   Unavailability of ICT services15.7
   Destruction or corruption of data4.8
   Disclosure of confidential data2.6
Enterprises could have experienced more than one incident, hence the sum of the different types does not equal the total figure

18% of Irish enterprises experienced ICT security related incidents in 2018

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In 2018, 18% of enterprises in Ireland reported to have experienced at least one ICT security related incident. See Headline Table.

The most common incident was an unavailability of ICT services, with 16% experiencing this method. This can include a Denial of Service attack, ransomware attack or software failure.

5% of enterprises reported destruction or corruption of data in the year, with almost 3% noting a disclosure of confidential data. See Figure 1.