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[] FBI/CSI-Survey 2003: Kosten durch Cyber-Attacken sinken,

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Cyber-Attack Costs Down, Says Survey

By Dennis Fisher
May 29, 2003 

The amount of money that U.S. businesses and other organizations lose 
to digital attacks has dropped more than 50 percent since 2002, 
according to the latest survey from the Computer Security Institute 
and the FBI. And, the percentage of organizations that detected 
unauthorized use of their systems fell to 56 percent from 60 percent a 
year earlier. 

The 2003 survey also shows that companies are still failing to report 
most of their intrusions and attacks to law enforcement. Only 30 
percent of the survey's respondents said they had contacted the 
authorities after an attack, a drop from 34 percent a year ago. 
Negative publicity and fear that competitors would use the information 
to their advantage were the top two reasons organizations cited for 
failing to talk to law enforcement after an attack. 

Among the most frequently seen attacks, viruses, laptop misuse and 
unauthorized access by insiders continued to lead the way, according 
to the survey. Fully 82 percent of all respondents reported being hit 
by a virus, which is down somewhat from 85 percent in 2002. But the 
most surprising result of the survey is clearly the dramatic drop in 
the estimated financial costs of the reported attacks. 

The 530 organizations surveyed reported $201.8 million in losses this 
year; in 2002, 503 respondents lost $455.8 million. 

The CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey is conducted annually 
and surveys security professionals at a variety of U.S. corporations, 
government agencies, universities and other organizations. This is the 
eighth year the survey has been conducted. 

One of the most often cited statistics from the survey is the number 
of attacks that come from inside an organization versus the number 
that originate outside the network. Security vendors frequently use 
these numbers to support whatever claim they're making about the need 
for the product. 

In 2003, the trend toward more of the attacks coming from outside the 
network continued, with 78 percent of respondents saying the Internet 
is their most frequent point of attack. Only 30 percent cited internal 
systems as the top attack vector, down from 33 percent last year. 

Another interesting finding of the survey is the sharp decrease in the 
number of organizations reporting unauthorized access or misuse of 
their Web sites. The number fell to 25 percent from 38 percent in 
2002. And of the respondents that saw Web incidents, 69 percent 
reported five or fewer such incidents. 

Most of the Web-related incidents were simple vandalisms (36 percent) 
and denial-of-service attacks (35 percent).

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