Most pressing cyber security issues according to infosec professionals worldwide 2018

Which IT security tasks are you facing the most pressure to address?

by J. Clement, last edited Jul 4, 2019
Most pressing cyber security issues according to infosec professionals worldwide 2018 This statistic ranks the most pressing cyber security issues according to IT security professionals worldwide as of January 2018. During the survey period, 17 percent of respondents stated that the identification of vulnerabilities was the most pressure-filled security responsibility for them.
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Which IT security tasks are you facing the most pressure to address?

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Share of respondents
Preventing malware, including ransomware22%
Identifying vulnerabilities17%
Preventing social engineering and phishing attacks13%
Patching vulnerabilities12%
Strengthening passwords and remote access11%
Detecting malicious activity and compromises11%
Managing network-connected devices (including IoT and mobile) and remote users10%
Containing and responding to incidents and breaches4%
Share of respondents
Preventing malware, including ransomware22%
Identifying vulnerabilities17%
Preventing social engineering and phishing attacks13%
Patching vulnerabilities12%
Strengthening passwords and remote access11%
Detecting malicious activity and compromises11%
Managing network-connected devices (including IoT and mobile) and remote users10%
Containing and responding to incidents and breaches4%
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by J. Clement, last edited Jul 4, 2019
This statistic ranks the most pressing cyber security issues according to IT security professionals worldwide as of January 2018. During the survey period, 17 percent of respondents stated that the identification of vulnerabilities was the most pressure-filled security responsibility for them.
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