The theft of data is perceived as the highest business risk to organisations.
The web security survey by Finjan saw 91 per cent of respondents claim that cybercrime was perceived as a major business risk. Meanwhile 73 per cent of responding CIOs and CSOs were more concerned about data theft than about downtime and loss of productivity due to virus infections.
Elsewhere 68 per cent of respondents believe that their corporate intellectual property and sensitive information is at risk of data-theft while more than half worry about their corporate employee information being stolen.
Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at Finjan, said: “As the web has become the major malware infection channel, crimeware-filtering capability has become a critical component in organizations' web security strategy.
“Today, more and more corporate data is at risk of being stolen by cybercriminals. Our Web security survey report provides an important insight on how organizations perceive cybercrime today and their preferred solution to prevent it.”