Information security: increase of companies' risk exposure in 2012

What threats and vulnerabilities have most increased your risk exposure over the past 12 months?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 22, 2012
Information security: increase of companies' risk exposure in 2012 Through a survey conducted in the middle of 2012 it was found that the top priority with regards to fighting against information security risks, was stopping careless or unaware employees. 37 percent of respondents identified this as their top priority.
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What threats and vulnerabilities have most increased your risk exposure over the past 12 months?

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1st priority2nd priority3rd priority
Careless or unaware employees37%22%15%
Cyber attacks to steal financial information33%23%21%
Outdated information security controls or architecture31%16%16%
Cyber attacks to disrupt or deface the organization30%22%13%
Fraud26%27%16%
Natural disasters26%16%20%
Malware22%26%24%
Cyber attacks to steal intellectual property or data20%21%25%
Vulnerabilities related to mobile computing use16%22%22%
Vulnerabilities related to cloud computing use16%21%21%
Espionage15%29%13%
Phishing14%23%26%
Unauthorized access11%18%21%
Spam11%16%22%
Internal attacks9%19%28%
Vulnerabilities related to social media use4%15%23%
1st priority2nd priority3rd priority
Careless or unaware employees37%22%15%
Cyber attacks to steal financial information33%23%21%
Outdated information security controls or architecture31%16%16%
Cyber attacks to disrupt or deface the organization30%22%13%
Fraud26%27%16%
Natural disasters26%16%20%
Malware22%26%24%
Cyber attacks to steal intellectual property or data20%21%25%
Vulnerabilities related to mobile computing use16%22%22%
Vulnerabilities related to cloud computing use16%21%21%
Espionage15%29%13%
Phishing14%23%26%
Unauthorized access11%18%21%
Spam11%16%22%
Internal attacks9%19%28%
Vulnerabilities related to social media use4%15%23%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 22, 2012
Through a survey conducted in the middle of 2012 it was found that the top priority with regards to fighting against information security risks, was stopping careless or unaware employees. 37 percent of respondents identified this as their top priority.
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