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2017 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey

10/31/2017

With 74% of organizations more concerned with cybersecurity attacks than they were last year, it is important to understand the factors raising these concerns. The 2017 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey in partnership between CSO, U.S. Secret Service, and CERT Division of Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and Forcepoint shares insights into the frequency and impact of cybercrime incidents, cybersecurity threats and organization’s security budget.

Key Findings:

  • Successful phishing and ransomware attacks are climbing – and threats, overall, are becoming more difficult to detect.
  • Concerns about security threats took a significant jump this year as targeted attacks continue to increase.
  • Outsiders continue to be perceived as the greater threat, but at the same time Insiders to continue to fall for phishing scams more, suggesting the need for better security & awareness training.
  • Security decision-makers use a variety of sources to stay up-to-date on cyber security news, including cybersecurity websites and emails, subscription-based services and their peers.

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