WASHINGTON (8/6/14)--Of nearly 500 data breaches analyzed from the first half of 2013, 89% could have been avoided with controls and security best practices, according to a report from Online Trust Alliance.
SilverSky, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider, has released a white paper about perception of cyberattacks on businesses and organizations.
SilverSky surveyed approximately 200 employees about their perception of cyberattacks, and 78% said their company had been victims of such attacks one to five times over the past year. The majority of these attacks (71%) are phishing scams, in which an e-mail is made to look like an official communication from a trustworthy entity and contains links to website that look real, but are infected with malware or will steal personal information.
The following percentage of surveyed employees said there is perceived inadequacy:
When asked what is preventing companies from doing a better job monitoring, protecting and analyzing cyberattacks, 64% said the cost, 44% said time constraints and 42% said a lack of skill sets or in-house knowledge.
Use the resource link below to access the paper, titled "Navigating the Pitfalls of Attack Prevention: A Look at Employee Perception."