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TECH BUYER Jun 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43978318

Cybersecurity Threats: Eight Things CIOs Need to Know

By: Mike ChappleAdjunct Research Advisor

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Cybersecurity Threat Landscape — Critical Knowledge for CIOs

Situation Overview

Critical Knowledge for CIOs

Figure: Cybersecurity Threats: Eight Critical Principles

Malware Still Poses a Significant Threat

Key Takeaways

Ransomware Poses a Grave Risk to Availability

Figure: The Rise of Malware, 2012–2017

Key Takeaways

Denial-of-Service Attacks Continue Worldwide

Key Takeaways

The Greatest Threat May Come from Within

Key Takeaways

Beware of the Social Engineer

Key Takeaways

Size Doesn't Matter

Key Takeaways

Most Organizations Are Slow to Detect and Respond to Threats

Key Takeaways

The Most Serious Threats Aren't Found in the Headlines

Key Takeaways

Advice for the Technology Leader

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