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What are the biggest cybersecurity threats facing enterprises today? What are leaders worried about when it comes to achieving security and compliance? How has the pandemic impacted the security landscape?


To answer these questions and more, we conducted the 2020 Digital Risk Survey. The survey was a comprehensive examination of current cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. It quantified how the present cybersecurity threats to businesses are perceived by leaders.
Digital Risk Survey Infographic

The results of the survey support the broader observations we have made this year:

  • Collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams have experienced an explosion in usage as a result of lockdowns and remote work protocols. As a result, without added protection, they represent two of the biggest cybersecurity threats for enterprises.
  • Messaging tools like WhatsApp and Telegram are now crucial business tools, but they are in urgent need of extra security protections. Prohibiting their use doesn’t work; staff will simply use these platforms in an sanctioned way. 
  • Enterprise roles and responsibilities are often fuzzily defined, but security and compliance need to work together to effectively implement digital transformation initiatives involving third-party cloud channels.
  • Executives remain vulnerable, particularly on social media, and particularly to phishing. Even personal executive accounts need to urgently be classed amongst the cybersecurity threats to business.
  • Ransomware remains a serious threat, and leaders rightfully consider it one of the major cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities of the moment.

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Last updated
January 2, 2021
Otavio Freire
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Otavio Freire

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