Australian Bureau of Statistics
8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2009-10 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/08/2011
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INTERNET SECURITY INCIDENTS OR BREACHES AND THEIR IMPACTS
Businesses in Professional, scientific and technical services were the most likely to have experienced an internet security incident (17%), followed by Retail trade (15%). The industries with the lowest proportion of businesses that had an internet security incident were Transport, postal and warehousing and Arts and recreation services (both 7%).
For businesses that experienced an internet security incident or breach, downtime of service was the most common impact in each of the employment size ranges. Loss of income was almost twice as common for businesses with 0-4 persons employed (15%) than for businesses with 200 or more persons employed (8%).
By industry, the loss of staff productivity from an internet security incident or breach was most prevalent in Professional, scientific and technical services (65%). An internet security incident or breach resulting in downtime of service was most likely to be experienced by businesses in Transport, postal and warehousing (91%), followed by Agriculture, forestry and fishing (85%).
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