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Physical threats rank alongside cybersecurity for many US businesses

A new study by Securitas indicates that for many organizations, physical threats are at least as important as cyber threats. It also confirms that insider threats are a massive problem, with 75% of the biggest security threats referring to activity that likely involves people within the targeted organization.

The five top threats across all industries are:

  1. Cyber and Internet security
  2. Physical threats from shootings/assaults
  3. Workplace violence
  4. Threats to business continuity
  5. Threats from mobile devices

In response to these threats, organizations are increasingly adopting corporate structures in which the person in charge of security reports directly to the company CEO/president.

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