Infographic: Security Threats by the Numbers

There's a general uneasiness about the level of security in the supply chain. (Take our new poll to give us a better sense).

Some of this uneasiness surrounds the information chain that exists between you and your supply chain partners. (See: Supply Chain’s Information ‘Black Hole’.)

Another aspect of the anxiety comes from what we know is relentless hacking of computer networks. Here's an infographic that helps put it in scary context. You may be surprised at the biggest culprit:

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5 comments on “Infographic: Security Threats by the Numbers

  1. Ariella
    April 16, 2013

    as 45% of the malware infiltration can be attributed to human error, it appears clear that businesses have to educate their employees about the then and have them adopt a policy of “when it doubt, leave it out.”

  2. William K.
    April 16, 2013

    How about enacting some really severe punishments for creating and spreading viruses, malware, and the other nasty stuff. HUGE financial penalties and multi-year sentences of really hard time. And for those countries who seem to be doing so much of the attacking, how about a serious limitation on their internet access altogather.  That is to say, NONE, except possibly through some inspection system. There are several countries that I would like to see simply disconnected from the internet completely and positively, for at least a few years. Of course, the bad guys would try to move, but it can't be that hard to completly isolate some geographical entities.

  3. mfbertozzi
    April 19, 2013

    @Ariella: this is a good point and I agree on that; sometimes executives tend to plan some savings by cutting costs in the education area and this is not good, bcz as very well explained within the article and outlined in your post, that choise runs exactly huge extra-costs later.

  4. Ariella
    April 19, 2013

    @mfbertozzi Education of this sort is one of those things that come under “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Anyone who has had to deal with the massive mess caused by malware would realize that taking a bit of time to prevent it is worth the hours,or even days of aggravation that could result from not doing so. 

  5. mfbertozzi
    April 19, 2013

    @Ariella: very wise approach, definitely; I aim several executives will consider it soon, one dollar invested in educaction represents, potentially, good profit for the future.

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