After Equifax: Security Professionals Expect the Worst and Claim They Are Prepared

Nearly 50% of IT pros are bracing for a cyber attack, yet 89% profess confidence in their cybersecurity stance.

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Nearly half of cybersecurity professionals (45%) believe their organization will face a major, disruptive attack in the next 12 months.


25% reported their organization was hit by ransomware in the past two years.

26% reported their organization experienced the loss or theft of company data in the past two years.


8 out of 10 respondents are confident that hackers are not currently on their network.

85% have changed or plan to change their security policies and procedures in the wake of widespread cyberattacks like WannaCry.

About the Report

The independent survey on top concerns, approaches and experiences of IT professionals involved in cybersecurity was commissioned by Varonis and conducted by Survey Sampling International.

Respondents were 500 IT decision makers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States from organizations with 1,000+ employees. The survey was conducted from September 28 – October 6, 2017.