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Common IT vulnerabilities among organizations worldwide as of May 2014

This statistic shows the most common avenues of external attacks in the prior year on organizations in Europe and North America, according to a survey conducted between April and May 2014. As of May 2014, 32 percent of respondents reported the use of stolen credentials in external attacks on their organization in the previous 12 months.

How was the external attack on your company in the past 12 months carried out?

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Release date

April 2015


North America, Europe

Survey time period

April to May 2014

Number of respondents

117 respondents

Special properties

security technology decision-makers who have experienced and external data-breach in the past 12 months (1,000+ employees)

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source phrased the orginal question as follows: "How was the external attack (on your company in the last 12 months) carried out?" Multiple responses were possible.

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