Security professionals are more worried about data breaches and cyber attacks than they were a year ago, with most fearing that Meltdown-Spectre attacks are becoming the norm.
System compromises and ransomware are the greatest threats to organisations, with 20% listing both as their primary concern, according to Neustar’s International cyber benchmarks index report.
These are closely followed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks (19%), financial theft (18%), and attacks on intellectual property (17%), the survey of security professionals across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US shows.
By Warwick Ashford
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