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Leading IT security threats according to cyber security professionals 2019

According to a survey of global IT security decision makers in November 2019, malware was the most concerning cyberthreat targeting organizations. Phishing and ransomware were jointly ranked second with a relative value of 3.95 on a five point scale respectively.

Most concerning types of cyberthreats according to IT security decision makers worldwide as of November 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

November 2019

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Special properties

IT security decision makers and practitioners; all from organizations with more than 500 employees

Supplementary notes

Original question: "On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highest, rate your overall concern for each of the following types of cyberthreats targeting your organization."

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