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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced the availability of a new survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit to help organizations gauge the frequency and severity of people-centric data breaches, and the steps companies are taking to address them. The study, entitled “Cyber Insecurity: Managing Threats From Within,” surveyed more than 300 corporate executives, including CIOs and CISOs, from North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Respondents overwhelmingly identified people-centric threats as the cause for the most detrimental cybersecurity breaches, which include socially-engineered attacks and human errors, rather than failure of technology or process.
“More than 99 percent of targeted cyberattacks depend on human interaction to be successful,” said Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “The Economist Intelligence Unit findings reinforce just how important it is for organizations to take a people-centric approach to their security strategy. Security teams need to know exactly who within their organization is being targeted and why—and educate their people on best security practices. Cybersecurity has clearly evolved into a human challenge as much as a technical challenge.”
The Economist Intelligence Unit findings highlight how more than 300 respondents are addressing today’s top threats, the major obstacles that impede implementing best practices, and how organizations are moving forward. Key insights include:
To download The Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Cyber Insecurity: Managing Threats From Within,” please visit: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/analyst-reports/the-economist-cyber-insecurity. For more information on creating a people-centric cybersecurity strategy, please visit: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/white-papers/people-centric-cybersecurity-guide.
About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint’s people-centric security and compliance solutions to mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.
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