Future cybersecurity threats according to companies in Denmark 2016-2019

According to companies’ CEOs, managers and securities experts, employees’ unintentional actions seemed to be the leading cybersecurity threats among Danish enterprises. In fact, the results of the survey conducted in 2019 revealed that 71 percent of them thought that was the most common threat. Additionally, 63 percent considered organized crime to be the biggest cyber threat in the future. As of 2019, phishing was the most common cyberattack performed against companies in Denmark, among 68 percent of the respondents. Second in the ranking were financial frauds.

 Phishing worldwide 

As of the third quarter of 2019, Venezuela topped the ranking of the most targeted countries by phishing attacks in the world, with nearly 31 percent attack rate among internet users. Second in the list was Greece, followed by Brazil, Hondurasand Guatemala.

 Technology in Nordic enterprises 

Technology and digitalization seemed to have strongly influenced Nordic enterprises in 2018 and 2019. Nearly all enterprises had access to the internet (99 percent or more) and usage of social media and websites were also growing in popularity. For example, the share of Swedish enterprises which had their own website grew from 86 percent in 2008 to 92 percent as of 2018.

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2016 to 2019

Number of respondents

325 respondents

Special properties

business executives, IT managers and specialists from Danish organisations

Method of interview

Online survey

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