CSO Magazine has released its annual Global State of Cybercrime Survey 2015, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, indicating that both security breaches are on the rise and that the costs associated with security breaches are also on the rise. The number of detected security incidents shared by respondents in 2014 rose to 42.8 million, a 48% increase over 2013.
Highlights from the report include:
The report indicates that many companies are failing to address data security, and that security on mobile devices is particularly left wanting. As John Pescatore, director at the SANS Institute, notes, many organizations are spending to secure against the latest “big threat,” instead of focusing on proactive and sustainable security programs.
With threats on the rise, and spending on the decline, we can only expect that data security incidents, both related to cybercrime and otherwise, will be on the rise. To learn how we can help you better understand your endpoint security and management options as they relate to data security, visit our website.