Cyber Attack Statistics Startling, Part 2

Dateline: May 12, 2017

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Last week we blogged about startling statistics published in a blog at Information Week titled, Nearly 90% of organizations victim of data breaches.  This week we share additional statistics from the study done by Bitglass and CyberEdge Group, who administered a survey to the Information Security Community earlier this year.  Author David Weldon writes,

[Nat Kausik, chief executive officer at Bitglass,] shared a number of dramatic statistics regarding data breaches and cyber preparedness:

  • 54 percent of organizations hit with a ransonware attack were able to recover without paying up.
  • 52 percent of organizations expect to increase their overall information security budgets.
  • 39 percent of organizations in retail and 36 percent in technology are spending a larger portion of their budgets on information security than in other vertical markets.
  • 37 percent said phishing is a top security concern, followed by insider threats (cited by 33 percent) and malware (32 percent)
  • 36 percent of organizations monitor mobile devices
  • 24 percent of organizations monitor SaaS and IaaS apps for security risks

This is so important that we repeat our question from last weekend.  What is your cyber security plan?  It’s no longer about ‘if’ your organization is hacked, it’s about ‘when’ and ‘what you will do about it’.

That’s a WRAP!  Have a nice weekend!

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