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February 8, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Barriers Preventing Implementation of Data Security Controls/Practices

Concerns about performance and business process impact tops the list of barriers to implementing data security controls (42% globally, 46% U.S.), though complexity is closing the gap. Even the perception that data security is complex remains a top barrier to data security (43% globally, 44% U.S.).

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February 7, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Data Breaches Spiked in U.S., Worldwide in 2017

The rate of successful breaches reached an all-time high in 2017 for both mid-sized and enterprise class organizations. More than two-thirds (67%) of global organizations and nearly three fourths (71%) in the U.S. having been breached at some point since 2016.

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February 6, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2018 Information Security Salaries

Information security salaries vary by level of experience and geographic location in 2018. Robert Half found that the high salary range for Chief Security Officers is approximately $241,000.

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Cyber Attack Types

With cyber incidents at an all-time high and perpetrators seeming to develop new methods of attack virtually every day, there is a corresponding rise in perceived vulnerability among respondents.

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of U.S. Cyber Incidents in 2017

Respondents from the United States were just above the average for the number of cyber incidents suffered (87% against an average of 86%), with email-based phishing attacks the most likely to be experienced (39%). The next most likely cyber incidents to be experienced include a virus or worm attack (37%) and a data breach (33%).

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February 2, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Root Causes of 2017 Cyber Attacks

A wide variety of tactics were used to commit cyber attacks in 2017. Survey respondents say that attacks on their organizations most often took advantage of software vulnerabilities (25%) while other attacks targeted corporate websites. (21%). Employee error was also cited as a common root cause of cyber attacks (19%).

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