There is currently no consensus between business decision makers and cyber security executives on whether ransomware attacks or phishing emails are the most significant threat to their organisation.
Security firm Clearswift revealed the findings of its survey of 600 business decision makers across the UK, US, Germany and Australia on how they viewed and ranked various forms of cyber-threats. Of those decision makers, 59% said that they viewed phishing emails as the biggest threat to their businesses.
These survey respondents did not comment on the threat posed by ransomware or DDoS attacks. 31% said that USBs were a major threat as they can easily be infected with malicious code, and around a third of them listded the lax attitude of employees as the most dangerous – something that many experts feel is a growing threat.