“More than ever before, individuals and companies alike need to ensure that a robust and secure environment is in place,” said Constella Intelligence CEO Kailash Ambwani. “Amidst the rise in cyber attacks to organizations, many of which are perpetrated through C-suite impersonations, employee cybersecurity awareness is now arguably as important as an organization’s security infrastructure. And as the professional and personal spheres become increasingly digitally intertwined, both leaders and employees must pay close attention to the role each one of us plays in collective cybersecurity hygiene.”
Other key findings include:
- Almost half (48%) of cybersecurity leaders use their work computer to log on to social network platforms. Further, 77% are willing to accept connection/friend requests from unknown individuals—especially on LinkedIn (63%).
- Almost three-quarters (74%) of cybersecurity leaders reported being targeted in a phishing or vishing attack in the last 90 days. One-third (34%) say they have been targeted in a phishing or vishing attack from someone impersonating their CEO.
- More than 50% of companies surveyed have no policy or process in place to monitor the digital public sphere for threats against their brand or brand reputation.
The survey specifically focuses on respondents’ usage related to personal and work email accounts, social media account logins, and smart devices in an era when brands and executives are increasingly targeted and reputational consequences associated with breaches and exposures is greater than ever. Download the complete findings of the 2021 Survey Report here
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Constella Intelligence is a global leader in Digital Risk Protection that works in partnership with some of the world’s largest organizations to safeguard what matters most and defeat digital risk. Our solutions are a unique combination of proprietary data, technology and human expertise to anticipate, identify, and remediate targeted threats to your executives and your brand—powered by the largest breach data collection on the planet, with over 100 billion attributes and 45 billion curated identity records spanning 125 countries and 53 languages. Learn more about Constella by visiting constellaintelligence.com.