Constella Intelligence published the results of a survey that unblocks the behaviors and trends that characterize the vigilance of leaders of organizations in reducing cyber vulnerability, which allows the industry to better understand how to take advantage of social networks as an attack vector and how leaders respond. to this challenge.
The findings of the survey, which surveyed more than 100 world leaders in cybersecurity, top-level C-suite, across all major industries, including financial services, technology, healthcare, retail and telecommunications, revealed that 57% have suffered accountability (ATO) in their personal lives, most often via email (52%), followed by LinkedIn (31%) and Facebook (26%).
Cybersecurity leaders do not pay much attention to cybersecurity
24% of respondents have used the same password for both work and personal use, while the survey also found that 45% of cybersecurity leaders put themselves at risk when connecting to a network. Public Wi-Fi without using a VPN.
“More than ever, both people and businesses need to ensure a robust and secure environment,” said Kailash Ambwani, CEO of Constella Intelligence.
“Amid the rise of cyber attacks on organizations, many of which are perpetrated through C-suite impersonation, employee cybersecurity awareness is now as important as an organization’s security infrastructure. And as the professional and personal spheres become increasingly digital, both leaders and employees need to pay close attention to the role each of us plays in the collective hygiene of cybersecurity. ”
Cybersecurity leaders are not vigilant enough
- 48% of cybersecurity leaders use their work team to log in to social media platforms. In addition, 77% are willing to accept requests for connection / friendship from strangers, especially on LinkedIn (63%).
- 74% of cybersecurity leaders reported being the target of a fishing or impersonation attack in the past 90 days. 34% state that they have been the target of a fishing attack or impersonation of someone who impersonates their CEO.
- More than 50% of companies surveyed have no policy or process in place to control the digital public sphere to find threats against their brand or reputation.