IDG Connect: 2017 State of Digital Defense Research Report - RiskIQ

IDG Connect: 2017 State of Digital Defense Research Report

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.

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. 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.

Research highlights include:

  • 68% cited modest to no confidence to manage digital threats
  • Malware, phishing, domain infringement, online scams, mobile app exposures, and brand abuse were cited as most frequently reported incidents
  • Big brands in banking, retail, and consumer goods had the most prevalence of attacks
  • 70% cited no to moderate confidence in reducing their digital attack surface
  • 69% cited modest to no confidence to mitigate or prevent external digital threats
  • 44% of organizations plan to increase digital defense investment by 15-25%, and 14% will increase tool and service expenditure by more than 25%

To feel the pulse of the digital defenses of the modern business—and get more insights like these—download the full report here.

*n=456: information security decision makers and practitioners in U.S. & U.K organizations with over 1,000 employees

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