Infographic: Defend Against Social Engineering Attacks

Enterprise Survey Results

Social engineering attacks are a critical business issue. What is the typical volume of attacks? Is this substantially more than we saw in prior years? 89% of respondents have seen either a steady pace or an increase in social engineering attacks in the past year. (Consistent with FBI reports)

We surveyed over 200 enterprises to determine the prevalence of these attacks and the toll these attacks are taking on these enterprises. Social engineering attacks are a critical business issue and one of the most significant threats respondents face.

We explore the type, volume and growth of these attacks from previous years as well as what companies are doing to combat these attacks. Corporate defenses currently are not up to the task of defending against these schemes, and this is a balance that must be shifted to prepare for the challenges of the year ahead. We examine how organizations are going to be dedicating budget to defend against social engineering attacks.

Here are some of our key findings:

  • 60% say social engineering is one of the most significant threats they face today.
  • 52% rate their organization’s’ defenses against such attacks at average or below.
  • 98% expect the same or increased funding in 2017 to combat such attacks.
  • Corporate defenses currently are not up to the task of defending against the latest social engineering schemes.
  • 51% expect the budget dedicated to anti-spear phishing to increase in the next year.

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  • *Background on Survey Participants
    This survey was conducted online in the summer of 2016.
    It generated more than 200 responses from organizations across
    industrial sectors.
    Respondent organizations were primarily in:
    Healthcare
    Government
    Financial services
    Education
    32% employ 10,000 or more employees.
    42% have more than $1 billion in annual revenue.
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