Most serious endpoint security incidents or compromises according IT security professionals in the United States as of March 2016

Most serious endpoint security incidents in the U.S. 2016 This statistic presents a ranking of the most serious endpoint security incidents or compromises according IT security professionals in the United States as of March 2016. During the survey period, 71 percent of respondents stated that zero day attacks were the most serious type of security incidents.
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Share of respondents
Zero day attacks71%
DDoS68%
Exploit of existing software vulnerability greater than 3 months old53%
Ransomware51%
Web-borne malware attacks47%
Advanced persistent threats (APT) / targeted attacks46%
SQL injection44%
Spear phishing40%
Exploit of existing software vulnerability less than 3 months old32%
Botnet attacks29%
Clickjacking27%
Rootkits25%
Spyware6%
Other3%
Share of respondents
Zero day attacks71%
DDoS68%
Exploit of existing software vulnerability greater than 3 months old53%
Ransomware51%
Web-borne malware attacks47%
Advanced persistent threats (APT) / targeted attacks46%
SQL injection44%
Spear phishing40%
Exploit of existing software vulnerability less than 3 months old32%
Botnet attacks29%
Clickjacking27%
Rootkits25%
Spyware6%
Other3%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the most serious endpoint security incidents or compromises according IT security professionals in the United States as of March 2016. During the survey period, 71 percent of respondents stated that zero day attacks were the most serious type of security incidents.
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Release date
April 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 2016
Number of respondents
694 respondents
Special properties
IT and IT security professionals
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