After Equifax and WannaCry: New Survey on Security Practices and Expectations

You’ve seen the headlines: Breaches are hitting high-profile organizations almost daily. After major events — the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks, and most recently the Equifax breach — we wanted to know if professionals responsible for cybersecurity in their organizations are shoring up their security, what approaches they are taking, and if they believe they are prepared for the next big attack.

Today we release the results of a new independent survey: After Equifax and WannaCry: Security Practices and Expectations.

The survey, which polled 500 IT professionals responsible for cybersecurity in the UK, Germany, France and U.S., highlights an alarming disconnect between security expectations and reality: While 45% of IT professionals are bracing for a disruptive cyber attack in the next year, the vast majority (89%) profess confidence in their cybersecurity stance.

Other notable findings include:

  • 25% reported their organization was hit by ransomware in the past two years.
  • 26% reported their organization experienced the loss or theft of company data in the past two years.
  • 8 out of 10 respondents are confident that hackers are not currently on their network.
  • 85% have changed or plan to change their security policies and procedures in the wake of widespread cyberattacks like WannaCry.

Read the full survey:

After Equifax and WannaCry: New Survey on Security Practices and Expectations.

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