Mobile devices. Public cloud. Cloud infrastructure. User behavior.
Security professionals who participated in Cisco’s third annual Security Capabilities Benchmark Study cited all those elements as top sources of concern when they think about their organization’s risk of exposure to a cyber attack.
Of course, money is at stake in any cyber attack — but businesses, especially small ones, often lose much more than that. Security breaches can affect all aspects of a targeted company, from its operations and finance to its brand reputation and customer loyalty.
More than half of businesses surveyed that had their data breached were subjected to public scrutiny as a result. They also suffered some measurable losses: