Even though companies around the world are increasingly taking online protection more seriously, they still do not have 100% confidence that they can cope with serious cybersecurity threats.
Probing 600 companies in the US UU., The United Kingdom and Australia, a Webroot study found that new types of attacks are dominating in 2018 (compared to the previous year), but that the cost of an infringement is also decreasing.
Phishing has taken the number one spot as the most dangerous type of attack, from malware. Ransomware is also up, from fifth to third, mainly thanks to the great success of WannaCry.
With 25 percent worldwide, internal threats appear to be the group’s least dangerous.
When it comes to the UK in particular, ransomware is the biggest threat. SMEs are less concerned about DDoS attacks in the UK, compared to their US counterparts as well.
The report has also looked more closely at the training and has found that although almost all companies provide training to teach their employees about cybersecurity, this training is not continuous. This leads to the following statistic, 79 percent can not say they are “completely ready to manage IT security and protect against threats”.
“As our study shows, the increase in new attacks is leaving SMEs unprepared,” said Charlie Tomeo, vice president of worldwide commercial sales, Webroot.
“One of the most effective strategies to maintain the security of your company is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can protect users and their devices at every stage of an attack, in all possible attack vectors.” visit for webroot support