Survey: Only 22% of CIOs say their organization is 'very well positioned' to identify cyberattacks

A smaller portion of CIOs and technology leaders feel their organization is prepared for cyberattacks than in previous years, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.

In 2016, 22 percent of IT leaders felt their organization was very well positioned to identify and deal with current and near future IT security and cyberattack issues; this response compares to 23 percent of IT leaders feeling very well prepared in 2015 and 29 percent of IT leaders feeling very well prepared in 2014.

Here are the six cyberthreats IT leaders are most concerned about:

1. Organized cybercrime: 69 percent of respondents

2. Amateur cyber criminals: 48 percent of respondents

3. Insiders: 40 percent of respondents

4. Spammers: 37 percent of respondents

5. Foreign powers: 27 percent of respondents

6. Competitors: 16 percent of respondents

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