2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

May 2014
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2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

At a glance

While the number of cybercrime incidents and monetary losses associated with them continue to rise, most US organizations’ cybersecurity capabilities do not rival the persistence and technological skills of their cyber adversaries. According to the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey, only 38 percent of companies have a methodology to prioritize security investments based on risk and impact to business strategy. The survey is a collaborative effort with PwC, CSO magazine, the CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the U.S. Secret Service.

In this 12th survey of cybercrime trends, more than 500 US executives, security experts, and others from the public and private sectors offered a look into their cybersecurity practices and state of risk and readiness to combat evolving cyber threats and threat agents.

Survey highlights:

  • The risks and repercussions of cybercrime: threats to critical infrastructure, high financial costs and legal liability
  • Three in four respondents to the US State of Cybercrime Survey detected a security event during the past 12 months, as incidents and monetary losses continue to mount
  • Cyber insecurity: 8 cybersecurity issues that should concern you
  • Toward strategically smart cybersecurity spending to detect and quickly respond to incidents that are almost inevitable
  • How current cybersecurity compares with the NIST Framework and taking action to implement it

Download: Eight Cybersecurity issues that should concern you.