January 20, 2006

FBI publishes 2005 computer crime survey

Filed under: Uncategorized — enews @ 3:08 pm

The FBI has published their 2005 computer crime survey, with responses from over 2,000 public and private organizations located across four U.S. states.

The survey, published today and freely available as a PDF, provides some startling statistics on the state of computer security attacks and defense technologies used by all sizes of organizations.

Among the findings, nearly nine out of ten organizations experienced security incidents in the past year. Over 64% of respondents incurred a financial loss as a result of computer crime – yet only 9% reported these incidents to law enforcement. The United States and China top of the list as by far the worst offenders, together accounting as the source of more than half of all external intrusion attempts. However, not surprisingly the survey also reports that 44% of all reported intrusions were sourced as internal to the organization affected.

The official FBI Computer Crime Survey, which differs from the annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, is being covered by a wide range of news sources and industries and can surely be used by organizations large and small to justify additional investments in security personnel, training and technologies for 2006.

Posted by: Kelly Martin


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