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.
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.