Cyber ​​Security Report 2013: Almost all companies ever attacked by hackers




Not a surprising announcement, the German Telekom fanclub in Cyber ​​Security Report 2013. Almost all companies were ever attacked by hackers. For the study, the market researchers surveyed a total of 221 executives from 293 large and medium-sized enterprises decision-makers on behalf of T-Systems.

The risk increases according to the results of the survey clearly with the company size. Of the companies with more than 1,000 employees, one-third reported several attacks per week. Among the smaller companies with up to 100 employees, 16 percent reported frequent attacks.

Regardless of the topic of IT security by taking the survey for almost all companies (92 percent), a high priority. This is also reflected in the investments of each company: 35 percent of the executives report available via clear 41 percent available via some higher spending in this area.

Also the risk awareness of Führungskräfte has become wider with a year ago, about 42 percent of large companies, the risk of damage einstuften by a hacker attack as large or very large, there are currently 53 percent. Nevertheless, the majority of the company is comfortable (56 percent) as well prepared as possible impending danger. Around 40 per cent even have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with cyber threats, 13 percent are working. But also put more than 40 percent only on individual measures for securing their IT systems and company data.

In addition to the decision-makers careless employees have concerns related to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. 16 percent consider this as a very large, 34 percent as a great danger. On the question of the greatest action when it comes to IT security called Führungskräfte 23 percent of the training, information and awareness of employees. Despite all: 57 percent of the executives believe that most employees the importance of IT security is well aware.

Were interviewed for the Cyber ​​Security Report 2013 in addition to the company representatives and 117 deputies. This is a significant difference in the risk between respondents from politics and economy and the population showed. The highest risk value with each received 62 percent of the survey data in internet fraud and the misuse of personal data in social networks.

Among the population 45 and 33 percent identified here a big risk. And the spying of phone and internet data by intelligence agencies worried German MPs and Führungskräfte: Every fourth respondent evaluates the Spähaffäre as a risk to our society. A year ago, only 17 percent expressed in this sense, not even one in five.

What is not communicated within the message to Cyber ​​Security Report, 2013, the somewhat detailed breakdown of the nature of the alleged Angriffe.Dies has had me interested.
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