Data Breach Threats Bigger Than Ever

In its 2018 Strategic Security Survey (registration required), Dark Reading polled some 300 IT and security leaders and found that more organizations, not fewer, expect to face data breaches in the coming year compared with the previous year’s survey. Moreover, the companies believe they’re not fully ready to protect their data against intruders.

A large proportion of respondents expect that staffers with privileged access might be the source of a breach, but they’re also wary of attackers from outside mounting one of many sophisticated new attacks. A growing attack surface, distributed denial-of-service extortion, targeted attacks, and ransomware are contributing to the unease that many organizations sense.

Read more about the findings of the new survey on DarkReading.