According to recent studies, cyberattacks on businesses are becoming more frequent – and difficult to prevent.
In fact, the businesses that haven’t been victims of attacks recently are part of a small minority, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute, “Perceptions About Network Security.”
Of the 583 U.S. companies included in the survey, 90% reported experiencing at least one data breach in the past 12 months. Even worse, 59% have had at least two breaches.
Most (77%) of the IT pros surveyed agree that attacks have become more frequent and difficult to prevent over the last 18 months.
What’s behind these increasingly common data breaches? Many of them occur when data leaves the company’s premises. When respondents were asked where the breaches occurred, the top answer was a remote location where an employee was working away from the office (28%), followed by a third party or business partner’s premises (27%).
Furthermore, the most widely blamed endpoints for security breaches were employees’ laptops (34%) and employees’ mobile devices (29%).
You can download the entire study here.