Black Hat 2018 Survey Report: Extortion, the Cloud, and the Geopolitical Landscape

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At Black Hat 2018, we surveyed attendees on diverse topics ranging from how to react to extortion and how this affects reputation risk, what impact the geopolitical landscape is having on the industry, and whether the shiny veneer of the cloud is beginning to fade.

The report, based on survey data from 963 Black Hat attendees and interviews with security experts, discusses key findings such as: 

  • 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

Download the full Black Hat 2018 survey report now to learn more.