02 November 2021 - DCMS Cyber Breaches Survey for UCISA Institutions

As part of our efforts to build strong links with key stakeholders, we are pleased to be working with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to help drive up responses to their annual the Cyber Security Breaches Survey.

An Official Statistic telephone survey on cyber security within higher education institutions, DCMS run the survey with Ipsos MORI run the survey on behalf of DCMS. . Results are published every year, with last year’s results available online.

The results guide DCMS policy and NCSC guidance for the higher education sector in order to ensure institutions like yours remain amongst the most cyber secure universities across the world.

This survey covers all sectors but for HE to be included we need to reach a minimum threshold of responses. This threshold has not yet been reached so please would as many institutional members as possible participate. To take part, please nominate a senior colleague responsible for cyber security to lead for your institution. Then, complete this form to provide their contact details and preferred interview times. Ipsos MORI will then contact the nominated lead directly.

It takes just over 15 minutes to do the telephone interview, and this can be arranged for any date and time over the next few months. A strong response to this government survey is required so that the results can be published.

Survey responses are confidential, and results will be aggregated – you can read more on Ipsos MORI’s and DCMS’ privacy notices.