1Kaspersky Lab Study Examines Top Enterprise Data Breach Risks
2Most Organizations Assume They Will Be Breached
Kaspersky Lab’s study found that globally, 52 percent of organizations now assume they will be breached at some point, with 55 percent realizing that there is a corresponding need to improve incident response efforts. The numbers are slightly lower in North America, with 50 percent of organizations assuming they will be breached and need to improve incident response.
320 Percent of all Enterprises Breached Multiple Times
On a positive note, Kaspersky Lab’s global data found that 53 percent of organizations claimed they had not suffered a single breach. On a not-so-positive note, 20 percent of all organizations admitted they have been the victim of four or more data breaches in the last 12 months. In North America, the number is even higher, with 44 percent of organizations admitting they had four or more data breaches.
4Data Sharing on Mobile Devices is a Top Risk
5Malware Leads to the Most Costly Data Breaches
6Phishing Attacks Are Common
Phishing is a key attack vector that can lead to data breaches. Kaspersky Lab found that overall, 37 percent of surveyed organizations experienced a phishing attack. Enterprises suffered the most, with 42 percent admitting they had experienced a phishing attack, while very small businesses had the lowest number of phishing incidents, at 23 percent.
7Phishing Tactics Vary
8DDoS Attacks Can Lead to Breaches
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a concern, with 18 percent of organizations admitting they had experienced at least one DDoS incident. Additionally, Kaspersky Lab reported that 32 percent of organizations that reported a targeted cyber-attack identified DDoS as a likely contributing factor.