95 percent of IT security pros underestimate phishing risks

A new survey of cybersecurity decision-makers shows that most companies lack adequate safeguards against phishing threats and many don’t fully understand the risks or how widespread the threat is. The survey from phishing site detection company SlashNext reveals that 95 percent of respondents underestimate how frequently phishing is used at the start of attacks to successfully breach enterprise networks.

Only five percent of respondents realize that phishing is the at the start of over 90 percent of successful breaches. And despite multi-level security controls and phishing awareness training for employees, most organizations remain unaware of their increasing vulnerability to these threats.

Read more about the findings of the SlashNext survey on BetaNews.