[INFOGRAPHIC] Original Research: Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by European Infosec Leaders

Cybersecurity threats continue to put European organisations of all sizes at risk. Infosec leaders face multi-pronged challenges, from mitigating the threats themselves to managing the budget for vital  cybersecurity training.

To investigate this issue further, KnowBe4 commissioned a study of 101 cybersecurity leaders across Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Sweden to determine key challenges.

Learn some key statistics highlighted from the original data below:

[INFOGRAPHIC] Original Research: Challenges Faced by European Infosec Leaders

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Phishing and Breaches Top Key Challenges

The majority of cybersecurity professionals reported cyber attacks had impacted their European locations.*

  • Phishing: 74%
  • Malware: 52%
  • Denial of Service: 46%
  • Social Engineering: 44%
  • Password Attacks: 43%

Two-thirds of cybersecurity professionals indicated that a lack of cybersecurity awareness and training for their employees is a top challenge today.*

  • Data breaches and privacy concerns: 69%
  • Lack of cybersecurity awareness training for employees: 67%
  • Vulnerabilities in third-party systems: 59%
  • Compliance and regulatory requirements related to cybersecurity: 58%
  • Balancing security and user experience: 50%

Security Awareness Training: How Much and What Organisations Want

Average amount European organisations spend on security awareness training annually: € 93,160 ($99,656, £78,075)

Phishing and overall security awareness were the top cybersecurity topics of greatest importance to train employees on.*

  • Phishing: 75%
  • Security Awareness: 55%
  • Security Culture: 39%
  • Social Engineering: 38%
  • Ransomware: 31%

*Percentages will equal more than 100% because respondents could choose up to three options

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