Deloitte: 14% of US orgs remain defenseless as cybersecurity threats loom


Shubham Sharma

Even as cybersecurity threats rise, a few American organizations still continue to operate without a defense plan or strategy, Deloitte reported Tuesday.

In its 2021 Future of Cyber survey, the accounting and consulting firm revealed that 98% of U.S. executives said their organizations had experienced at least one cybersecurity incident over the past year — compared to 84% in non-U.S. regions. However, despite the higher rate of incidents, nearly 14% of these executives reported that their firms do not have a cyber threat defense plan. Outside the U.S., just 6% of executives had this response.

The findings, combined with the fact that 86% of U.S. executives attributed increasing threat activity to COVID-19, highlight the looming threat of cyberattacks against U.S.-based...

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