ICS Value, March 2015 = 2646 (Base = 1000, March 2011)
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 - March 2015
The Index of Cyber Security rose by 1.6% over the previous month. The increase is largely due to an increase in phishing and social engineering attempts, a worsening of the public perception, and increased hacktivist threats.
The fastest rising risks for the month were as follows:
- Weapons: Phishing/social engineering +5.8%.
- Overall: Media & public perception +5.3%.
- Attackers: Activist/hacktivists +3.7%.
All risk indicators were up when compared to the previous month.
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.