Friday, July 1, 2022

Principle of Information Security: Module 2 The Need for Information Security (Part 4)

Other Studies of Threats

Several studies in recent years have examined the threats and attacks to information security. One of the most recent studies, conducted in 2015, found that 67.1 percent of responding organizations suffered malware infections.

More than 98 percent of responding organizations identified malware attacks as a threat, with 58.7 percent indicating they were a significant or severe threat. Malware was identified as the second-highest threat source behind electronic phishing and spoofing.

Table 2-2 shows these and other threats from internal stakeholders. Table 2-3 shows threats from external stakeholders. Table 2-4 shows general threats to information assets.


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