By the Numbers
In September, Keeper Security released its second annual U.S. Cybersecurity Census, polling 516 information-technology decision-makers at U.S. companies. Here are some key findings.
Percentage of U.S. businesses subjected to more than 250 attacks annually, while 12% experience more than 500 attacks per year.
Percentage of respondents saying it’s now taking longer to identify and respond to cyberattacks, with the rise of remote work among several factors. Only 8% say responses are getting faster.
Percentage of respondents who admit to being aware of a cyberattack but having kept it to themselves, often because IT leaders fear professional consequences for disclosing attacks.
Percentage of respondents expecting both total cyberattacks and successful attacks to increase in the next year; the same figure expects cyberattacks to increase but successful attacks to remain flat.
Percentage of businesses rating their preparedness to fend off cyberattacks at an 8 or greater on a 10-point scale, with 28% giving themselves a 10.
Percentage of businesses that have suffered reputational damage due to a successful cyberattack, with 19% reporting losing business or a contract.
Percentage of businesses lacking a remote-connection management solution to secure remote access to IT infrastructures, a major security gap given that 58% of American workers are now able to work remotely at least once a week.
HIRING AND TRAINING IN THE CYBERSECURITY ARENA
Percentage of businesses that have made new hires in cybersecurity over the past year.
There are only enough cybersecurity workers in the United States to fill this percentage of the available job openings, with cybersecurity roles taking 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.
Percentage of businesses planning to invest more time and money this year on employee security awareness training.
Percentage of respondents who provide employees with guidance and best practices governing passwords and access management.
Percentage of businesses planning to invest more time and money this year on employee security awareness training