Extortion, the Cloud, and the Geopolitical Landscape - Black Hat 2018 Survey Results

September 25, 2018 | Kate Brew
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At Black Hat 2018, we surveyed attendees on diverse topics ranging from how to react to extortion, what impact the geopolitical landscape is having on the industry, and whether the shiny veneer of the cloud is beginning to fade. Our Security Advocate, Javvad Malik, has put together an excellent report on the survey. The report is based on our survey at the AlienVault booth of 963 participants at Black Hat 2018 and interviews with security experts. Read the whole report by Javvad.


Key Findings

  • 38% say the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) should be the one to negotiate extortion and/or ransom demands
  • 46% of those surveyed say security remains the biggest blocker to cloud adoption
  • 54% of participants believe US public sector infrastructure is either unprepared or very unprepared to defend against cyber attacks
  • People are relatively confident in calling a hacker's bluff:

Read the report for all the details!

Kate Brew

About the Author: Kate Brew
Kate has over 15 years experience in product management and marketing, primarily in information security.
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