ICS Value, April 2015 = 2674 (Base = 1000, March 2011)

April 2015, Index of Cyber Security

The Index of Cyber Security is a measure of risk. A higher index value indicates a perception of increasing risk, while a lower index value indicates the opposite.



Introduction - April 2015

The Index of Cyber Security rose by 1.1% over the previous month. The increase is largely due to a worsening of the public perception, data theft risks and an increase in the risk from phishing.

Key findings

The fastest rising risks for the month were as follows:

  • Overall: Media & public perception +2.7%.
  • Effect desired: Data theft +2.7%.
  • Weapons: Phishing/social engineering +2.5%.

All risk indicators were up when compared to the previous month.

Detailed report

As before, in the coming days, we will share with our respondents the detailed report from this survey, outlining each of the component sub-indices that constitute the aggregate index. We continue to expand our respondent base each month and are looking for qualified referrals to security practitioners. If you would like to participate in this project, or know of someone who might be a valuable contributor to this effort, please do let us know. Our contact information is available under the 'Contacts' tab on this website.