German companies report increasing number of cyber attacks
According to a study by US company Carbon Black, the number of cyber attacks in Germany rose significantly in 2018, with many companies hit multiple times.1 Mar 2019 Barbara Rusch
US security provider Carbon Black has published its first Threat Report for Germany , for which London-based market research company Opinion Matters surveyed some 250 managers from German companies across a variety of sectors in January 2019. The findings show that 92% of the companies had fallen victim to security breaches in 2018, often multiple times: In 43% of cases, there had been between three and five incidents; in 6% of cases, managers even reported ten or more incidents.
85% of the companies taking part in the survey had experienced an increase in cyber attacks, for some, attacks were even up more than 50%. 72% of the managers surveyed also stated that threats were becoming increasingly complex. Consequently, they are planning to increase their investment in cyber defense by an average of 26%.
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