Cybersecurity Survey: Industry Professionals Report Rising Threats, Rising Costs
August 10, 2018

Cybersecurity Survey: Industry Professionals Report Rising Threats, Rising Costs

2018 Cybersecurity Industry Professional Survey

We are pleased to announce the results of SharesPost’s Cybersecurity Industry Professional Survey. In our 2018 survey, we received 372 complete responses, and were effectively able to gauge the current state of the cybersecurity market from the people who help oversee cybersecurity.

Survey Methodology

We created the SharesPost Cybersecurity Industry Professional Survey with the basic objective of testing trends in cyber breaches, and corporate cybersecurity initiatives. We also asked questions about cybersecurity vendors and cybersecurity insurance.

372 survey responses, based on an estimated sample population of 20 million active U.S. companies, 95% confidence level

Using Pulse Q&A and SurveyGizmo, SharesPost conducted the online survey between April and May 2018. We received 372 survey responses and preserved their anonymity. Based on an estimated sample population of 20 million active U.S. companies (non-shell companies), we estimate the survey’s margin of error at ± 5 percent, with a 95 percent confidence level. These estimates assume a reflective sample group and may not accurately reflect certain biases introduced by non-probability sampling methods. In addition to sampling error, how we word questions and other practical difficulties can introduce error or bias into the findings. Therefore, actual trends we observed from responses might reflect significantly larger ranges of error than those indicated above. Further information about survey methodology and additional survey results is available upon request.

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PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICES & DISCLOSURES

This article does not constitute an offer to provide investment advice or service. Registered representatives of SharesPost Financial Corporation do not (1) advise any member on the merits or prudence of a particular investment or transaction, or (2) assist in the determination of fair value of any security or investment, or (3) provide legal, tax, or transactional advisory services.

Securities referenced in this article may be offered by SharesPost Financial Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC. SharesPost Financial Corporation and SP Investments Management are wholly owned subsidiaries of SharesPost, Inc. Certain affiliates of these entities may act as principals in such transactions.

Investing in private company securities is not suitable for all investors. An investment in private company securities is highly speculative, involving a high degree of risk, and investors should be prepared to withstand a total loss of your investment. Private company securities are also highly illiquid and there is no guarantee that a market will develop for such securities. Each investment also carries its own specific risks and investors should conduct their own, independent due diligence regarding the investment, including obtaining additional information about the company, opinions, financial projections and legal or investment advice.

Accordingly, investing in private company securities is appropriate only for those investors who can tolerate a high degree of risk and do not require a liquid investment.

SharesPost, the SharesPost logo, My SharesPost, the SharesPost Index, and SharesPost Investment Management are all registered trademarks of SharesPost, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright SharesPost, Inc. 2020. All rights reserved.