Center for Security & Privacy Solutions
Cyber crime: a clear
and present danger
Combating the fastest growing
cyber security threat
Cyber crime update
Deloitte’s view of the cyber crime scene
Deloitte’s interpretation of survey findings
The focus obscures the view
Shifting the basic approach
12 Developing “actionable” cyber threat intelligence
14 Benefits of a risk-based approach
Summing up the cyber crime dilemma
Cyber crime: A clear and present danger Combating the fastest growing cyber security threat 3
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Threats posed to organizations by cyber crimes have
increased faster than potential victims—or cyber security
professionals—can cope with them, placing targeted
organizations at significant risk. This is the key finding of
Deloitte ’s review of the results of the 2010 CSO
CyberSecurity Watch Survey, sponsored by Deloitte and
conducted in collaboration with CSO Magazine, the U.S.
Secret Service, and the CERT Coordination Center at
Carnegie Mellon (see sidebar on page 4).
This whitepaper reports several key results of this survey
and Deloitte’s interpretation of key survey results. By its
nature, interpretation goes beyond simple reporting of
results (which is not our goal here) and may prompt
disagreement or even controversy. Deloitte believes
however, that some of the findings point to significant
incongruities between the views of many survey
respondents and the current reality of cyber crime. Given
that the survey respondents include mainly executives and
professionals responsible for the security of their
organizations’ IT environments, such incongruities are
Our view is that the growth of the threat of cyber crime
has outpaced that of other cyber security threats.