Having a hard time waking up this Monday morning? Here are a few alarming statistics that I think may provide just the jolt you need:
Last month, Symantec Corp. surveyed 2,100 enterprise CIOs, CISOs and IT managers from 27 countries and found that a whopping three-fourths of them had experienced cyber attacks in the past 12 months. More than one-third (36 percent) rated the attacks somewhat/highly effective, and worse still, more than one-quarter (29 percent) reported attacks have increased over the past year.
These attacks cost enterprise businesses an average of $2 million per year, and when you put all of this information together, it’s no surprise that the 2010 State of Enterprise Security study also found that 42 percent of the survey respondents rate security as their top issue. (See graphic above.)
In addition, Symantec discovered that: (more…)