Company survey: average number of information security incidents U.S 2015-2018

The statistic reveals the results of a survey of businesses in the United States regarding the number of information security incidents they had detected in the 12 months prior to the survey. As of 2018, 107.2 security incidents were detected on average by American organizations, a decrease from the previous years. However, security incidents for enterprise organizations increased to 195.9 in the same year.

Average number of information security incidents in enterprises in the United States from 2015 to 2018

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Release date

October 2018


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Number of respondents

515 respondents

Special properties

executives at business, law enforcement services and government agencies

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original survey request was: "Please estimate the total number of cybersecurity events experienced by your organization during the past 12 months."

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