Cybersecurity is one of the most urgent problems facing the business world today. With corporations relying more heavily than ever on computer technology and the internet for daily operations, they are also making themselves more vulnerable to attack from hackers and outside forces seeking to steal sensitive data, take control of computer systems, or deny service entirely. The SEC has determined that cybersecurity is such a pressing issue that it was included in their latest Division of Corporation Finance of Disclosure Guidance report, released in 2011. The Commission strongly suggests that companies disclose cybersecurity incidents or risk as part of their regular reports to investors, and that potential or current investors investigate the same for any company before investing.
While most companies are aware of threats and invest substantial effort and money into securing their computer systems, less than twenty percent of public companies surveyed performs formal security reviews of third-party applications utilized on their networks. The majority of others seem not to be aware of the true danger weaknesses in cybersecurity pose.
This infographic demonstrates the most common methods of cyberattack, and how major companies fared when their security systems were tested. The majority were found severely lacking when their networks were compared to the most widely respected organizations’ guidelines for high-grade safety.
This Infographic was developed by Veracode, providers of the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform. For more information, visit their website, http://veracode.com.