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People-Centric Cybersecurity: A Study of 150 IT Leaders in Sweden

The cyber threat landscape in Sweden is rapidly evolving, with cybercriminals increasingly targeting people rather than infrastructure. 

From email-based threats, such as Business Email Compromise attacks (BEC), to credential phishing, compromised cloud accounts and debilitating ransomware attacks, cybercriminals are aware that employees can easily be tricked.

To better understand how people-centric cyber-attacks are impacting organisations, Proofpoint commissioned a survey of 150 CSOs/CISOs across Sweden in April 2020, which explores three key areas:

  • Frequency of cyber attacks
  • Employee and organisational preparedness
  • Challenges to implementing cyber strategies

The study found that the need to protect people from imminent threats has never been greater, with 59% of organisations in Sweden experiencing at least one cyber attack in the last 12 months. From board level buy-in, to upping cybersecurity awareness training, organisations in Sweden need to take steps to shore up their cyber defences. 

This report highlights these and other key insights from the survey.