2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk Report

To determine the cost and impact of evolving threats, the Ponemon Institute, a preeminent research center dedicated to data privacy and protection, surveyed 665 IT and security leaders.

The 2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk Report

Their responses indicate today’s organizations are struggling to secure their endpoints, and paying a steep cost for each successful attack — $5 million for a large organization or an average of $301 per employee.

Attacks are evolving

This year, over 40% of US businesses were compromised due to fileless attacks and exploits. Overwhelmingly, respondents cited that over-reliance on traditional endpoint security has left organizations exposed to significant risk. Report findings include:

  • 54% of businesses were comprised in 2017.
  • Fileless attacks are almost 10x more likely to succeed than file-based attacks.
  • False positive rates for existing endpoint security solutions are nearing 50%.
  • A successful attack costs an organization on average $301 per employee — or over $5million for a large organization.
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