More than seven in 10 respondents (71 percent) noted that their networks were breached in 2014, up from 62 percent in last year’s study.
The number of organizations with multiple security breach incidents also rose, according to the report, which was written by CyberEdge Group and sponsored by Blue Coat Systems, Citrix Systems, NetIQ, PhishMe, Tenable Network Security, ThreatTrack Security, Webroot, CloudLock, Cylance, Endgame, iSIGHT Partners and Triumfant. In 2014, 22 percent of respondents said their networks were breached six or more times, up from 16 percent in 2013.
More breaches are in store for this year. More than half the study participants (52 percent) said they expect a successful cyber-attack in the next 12 months. In contrast, in last year’s report, 39 percent of respondents noted that they expected a successful cyber-attack in the coming year.