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Soes Report

Key SOES Findings Over the Past 12 Months

  • Email usage continues to rise at 8 out of 10 companies.

  • 3 out of 4 companies have experienced an increase in email-based threats.

  • 59% of survey respondents say cyberattacks are growing increasingly sophisticated.

  • 97% of companies have been targeted by email-based phishing attacks.

  • 2 out of 3 companies were harmed by a ransomware attack.

  • 3 out of 4 respondents say collaboration tools are posing significant new security risks.

  • 72% of companies expect to be harmed in 2023 by a collaboration-tool-based attack.

  • 2 out of 3 respondents say their companies need to spend more on cyber security.

  • 98% of companies either have a system to monitor and protect against email-borne threats or are actively planning to roll one out.

  • 94% of companies think they need stronger protections than those that come with their Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace applications.

  • 92% of companies are either using or plan to use AI and machine learning to bolster their cyber security.

  • 8 out of 10 respondents believe their company is at risk due to inadvertent data leaks by careless or negligent employees.

  • 99% of companies provide some form of cyber awareness training to their workforce.

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