Introducing the AT&T Cybersecurity Insights report

  • The number of incoming security attacks reached 117 thousand a day in 2014—nearly double the number from 2013.

  • Even with this increase, 51 percent of large companies are not re-evaluating their information security standards.

It seems that every day, another company makes headlines—for the wrong reasons.  Massive data breaches cost companies millions of dollars and cause incalculable damage to brands.

It’s not just multimillion-dollar enterprises that are at risk. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, businesses of all sizes suffered nearly 43 million total security incidents in 2014. That works out to 117 thousand incoming attacks daily—an increase of 48 percent from 2013.

IDG’s State of the CSO survey 2015 found that nearly half of large companies are re-evaluating their information security standards as a result of high-visibility data breaches. But that leaves 51 percent of large companies that are not. Some companies are lulled into a false sense of security or are willing to gamble that cyberattackers will overlook them in favor of richer targets.

What would a data breach mean for your company? Do you understand the types of risks you face? Are you aware of the steps you should be taking to protect your business better?

Do you know enough about cybersecurity?

Know the risks

We are launching a series of reports, AT&T Cybersecurity Insights, developed to help build your knowledge of enterprise security issues and equip you and other leaders within your organization to make better security decisions.

Our first issue, “Decoding the Adversary,” is aimed at strengthening your cybersecurity awareness and management. It provides:

• A primer on the various types of potential threats inside and outside of your organization

• Information on attackers’ methods and motives that can help you assess your vulnerability and risk

• Best practices for preventing or thwarting hackers

• A look at how new technologies and workplace trends could impact cyber security in the future

Get informed, stay protected

Future editions of AT&T Cybersecurity Insights will focus on securing mobile and connected devices, virtualized security, and other trends.

Jon Summers Growth Platforms Senior Vice President AT&T About Jon