The SANS Institute recently released their 2017 Threat Landscape Survey: User on the Front Line in which they interviewed 263 IT and security professional on the things that keep them up at night. Survey was conducted in May / June of 2017, it’s no surprise Ransomware was top of mind (e.g., WanaCry and Petya dominated the media). I am constantly amazed at the continued impact of Phishing threats.
This survey helps provide a deeper appreciation for what the security domain is faced with, while also providing insights into what the SMB market should be aware of (but are often not). This specific audience is technically capable, with a vested in interest in security as it’s their job (i.e., security / IT professionals), and it stands in stark contrast to the SMB market.