IDG Connect: 2017 State of Digital Defense Research - Spotlight on UK Industry - RiskIQ

IDG Connect: 2017 State of Digital Defense Research – Spotlight on UK Industry

Businesses today are in the throes of digital transformation, accelerating their online presence to enrich products, deepen customer relationships, and boost their brand. But these organizations are struggling to protect this new digital attack surface from cyber adversaries leveraging the same digital channels that they are.

With more than 75% of enterprise security breaches due to external threat actors, how are organisations preparing their digital defences to meet the challenge of web, mobile and social threats? To glean insights into the current landscape of digital threats and the maturity of defenses to protect an organization’s digital presence, RiskIQ published its 2017 State of Enterprise Digital Defense Report conducted by IDG Connect. This is the spotlight edition that shows the the differences between what is happening in the US and in the UK.

Overall, the survey revealed a bleak outlook of the digital defense posture across industries, with many enterprise security practitioners overwhelmed by the scale and tenacity of external digital threats and lacking confidence in their processes, systems, and tools. However, the results were not without shimmers of positivity.

UK research highlights include:

  • 68% cited modest to no confidence to manage digital threats
  • Malware and phishing attack are prevalent, but brand abuse was cited as most frequently reported incident
  • Malware and malicious mobile apps were the most impactful of attacks
  • 76% cited no to moderate confidence in reducing their digital attack surface – worse than US
  • 71% cited modest to no confidence to mitigate or prevent external digital threats
  • 47% of UK organizations plan to increase digital defense investment by 15-25%, and 13% will increase tool and service expenditure by more than 25%

To get some comparative digital defense details and insights between US and UK perceptions—download the full report here.

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