PwC Report Security breaches rising
The annual Global State of Information Security® survey of more than 9,700 security, IT, and business executives has found that the total number of security incidents detected by their respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. That’s the equivalent of 117,339 incoming attacks per day, every day.
Cybersecurity has become a persistent business risk and is no longer an issue that is just the concern of information technology and security professionals. The threat and impact of breaches and disruption is a challenge that extends to the C-suite and boardroom.
This major report from PwC
illustrates just how serious the risks are to business and shows that the threat is increasing as cyber crime becomes more sophisticated and widespread.
The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015 is a worldwide study by PwC, CIO, and CSO. It was conducted online from March 27, 2014 to May 25, 2014. Readers of CIO and CSO and clients of PwC from around the globe were invited via e-mail to take the survey.
The results discussed in this report are based on responses of more than 9,700 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, VPs, and directors of IT and security practices from more than 154 countries. Thirty-five percent (35%) of respondents are from North America, 34% from Europe, 14% from Asia Pacific, 13% from South America, and 4% from the Middle East and Africa. The margin of error is less than 1%.
The Global State of Information Security® is a registered trademark of International Data Group, Inc.
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