Corporate extortion and ransomware are the biggest security threats facing companies this year. A study of hundreds of chief information officers (CIOs) carried out by Logicalis, the Irish company, also identified application vulnerabilities as a significant worry. The survey, which polled 890 CIOs in 23 countries, including 34 from Ireland, found that just under three quarters of respondents pinpointed corporate extortion and ransomware as the most significant risks to businesses. Attacks targeting corporate systems and possible application weaknesses were the second-highest concern, cited by 60 per cent of CIOs.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Times