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These are the Top Security Concerns and Cyberthreats Globally

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A survey from cloud security provider Trend Micro revealed that 23% of organizations globally suffered seven or more cyberattacks. Nearly 83% of organizations surveyed stated that most of the potential attacks are “somewhat” to “very” likely to be successful in the coming year. The survey highlighted the security gaps among organizations by measuring their current security posture and their likelihood of being attacked.

According to Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index (CRI), organizations listed their Top Cyberthreats  globally, which include:

  • Phishing and social engineering
  • Clickjacking
  • Ransomware
  • Fileless attacks
  • Botnets
  • Man-in-the-middle attacks

 Key concerns of organizations globally:

  • The loss of customer data
  • Access to IP and financial information
  • Customer churn
  • Stolen or damaged equipment

The Top Security Risks within IT infrastructure include:

  • Organizational misalignment and complexity
  • Negligent insiders
  • Cloud computing infrastructure and providers
  • Shortage of qualified personnel
  • Malicious insiders

Jon Clay, director of global threat communications for Trend Micro said, “The CRI is fast becoming an indispensable resource for CISOs looking to assess their readiness to respond to cyberattacks. This year we have added data from Europe and APAC to provide truly global insight. It will help organizations across the world find better ways to cut through complexity, mitigate insider threats and skills shortages, and enhance cloud security to minimize cyber risk and drive post-pandemic success.”

Defending Cyberattacks in the Pandemic

A similar survey revealed that businesses across the globe are implementing new cybersecurity measures to prevent security incidents during the pandemic. Despite rising cyberthreats due to remote work, nearly 34% of employees in the U.S. stated that their companies did not practice basic cybersecurity protocols. Read the full story here…