Most concerning cyber attack threat actors according to global executives 2018

This statistic presents the most concerning threat actors in regards to the delivery of a cyber attack according to senior executives worldwide as of February 2018. According to the surveyed results, 41 percent of senior executives reported that the most concerning threat actor in regards to cyber attacks would be financially motivated threats such as organized crime or hacktivist groups.

Most concerning threat actor in regards to the delivery of a cyber attack according to senior executives worldwide as of February 2018

Share of respondents
Financially motivated threat such as organized crime and/or hacktivist groups41%
Human error, such as employee loss of mobile device16%
A malicious, rogue employee and/or contractor15%
A third party with authorized access to your IT resources11%
Operational error11%
Politically motivated threat, such as state-sponsored attacks or their proxies6%
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Source

Release date

February 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

July to August 2017

Number of respondents

1,312 respondents

Special properties

senior executives

Supplementary notes

Question: "With regard to a cyber-attack that delivers destructive malware, which threat actor concerns you the most?"

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