Concerns over government readiness for and responsiveness to cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure have been exacerbated by the recent conflict in Ukraine. New vulnerabilities, emerging tactics and digital exposure
have forced decision makers to re-evaluate existing strategies to respond to these threats in an effective way.
Trellix, formerly McAfee Enterprise and FireEye, carried out research in the UK, France and Germany on the cybersecurity postures of governments and critical
infrastructure organisations – particularly their preparedness for cyberattacks.
Top findings from the 2022 Cyber Readiness report include:
86% of UK respondents believe there is room for improvement in the level of cybersecurity partnerships between the government and organisations
87% respondents from Germany, France and the UK believe government-led initiatives can play a critical role in enhancing cyber defences
82% of global respondents believe software supply chain risk management is of either high or crucial importance for national security. However, just 39% of UK respondents have fully
implemented software supply chain risk management policies and processes
The lack of in-house cyber skills and implementation expertise are identified as critical barriers to deployment of advanced cyber defence technologies