On Thursday, a study released by Guidance Software illustrated current activity in the enterprise as cyberattacks continue to mount with alarming frequency. The main takeaway: Both breaches and defenses are increasing in IT departments. The survey, conducted in May, included responses from 330 North American professionals holding IT security positions, or performing tasks that fell under the IT security umbrella. Here are the main findings:Malware breaches are on the rise. While 56% of organizations reported breaches in 2016, 65% reported them in 2017. Phishing incidents are down. While 58% of respondents reported breaches in 2016, that figure dropped to 58% this year. More than half of professionals are expecting an attack in the coming year. Some 52% of respondents said they are preparing for an attack in the next year. Losses due to attacks increase. A quarter of organizations surveyed reported financial losses in 2017 due to security breaches. One in five of those that were targeted reported losses of more than $1 million. Network or business applications unavailable. While 28% of respondents in 2016 reported unavailability that year, the figure rose to 35% in 2017. Intellectual property theft or information confidentiality. Some 19% of respondents faced issues with property… Read full this story
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