ESET Company conducted a study on the state of information security in the CIS countries. According to its results, it turned out that 88% of companies faced various cyber threats.
Among external threats, the leader spam: in a multivariate survey, 73% of respondents chose it. At the same time, the most common victims of spam were companies in Belarus (83%).
Also, 64% of enterprises in the CIS suffered from various malware. According to researchers, this indicator suggests that today companies still do not pay enough attention to antivirus protection.
A rather serious danger now poses and corporate phishing. According to ESET, 16% of CIS companies have been affected by this type of threat. The highest rate in the CIS is in Armenia, where 39% of companies became victims of targeted phishing.
Another common internal threat has become data leakage (7% of respondents reported intentional leaks and 23% reported random ones). In Kazakhstan, 49% of respondents encountered leaks.
The most popular means of ensuring information security among CIS companies is anti-virus solutions (97% of respondents noted them). Also, 62% of respondents monitor the use and updating of software, 44% provide control of external media, 12% turn to third-party companies to audit the company's IT security.
In order to strengthen information security, 55% of companies plan to allocate a budget for the purchase and extension of software. 24% of respondents consider it necessary to invest in employee training, since the human factor in most cases plays a decisive role (especially when it comes to phishing, social engineering and accidental information leaks).
It is noteworthy that more than half of the respondents from Uzbekistan (53%) reported that their enterprises simply do not have a budget for information security. In Azerbaijan, 37% do not have such a budget. On average, the CIS this indicator was 32%. This may be due to the fact that 9% of the companies surveyed consider the state of information security unsatisfactory.