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

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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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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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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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
January 2018
Number of respondents
1,600 respondents
Special properties
full-time IT professionals who are security decision makers or influencers
Method of interview
Email survey
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Which security tasks are you facing the most pressure to address?

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