Investors Put Cybersecurity Top of the Business Threat List

Cyber attacks are the now the biggest threat to business in the eyes of investors, mirroring growing global concern from business leaders, according to a new study by PwC.

In the PwC Global Investor Survey 2018 the views of investors and analysts are compared with those of business leaders. The study found that 41% of investors and analysts are now extremely concerned about cyber threats, seeing it as the largest threat to business, rising to first from fifth place in 2017. A similar amount (40%) of business leaders see it as a top three threat, but business leaders rank over-regulation and terrorism higher in the global study.

To improve trust with consumers, investors believe businesses should prioritize investment in cyber security protection (64% investors; 47% CEOs). Investors rank geopolitical uncertainty (39% extremely concerned), speed of technological change (37%), populism (33%) and protectionism (32%) in the top five threats to growth.

Read more about the findings of the PwC Global Investor Survey 2018 on Security Magazine.

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