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2015 State of Cybercrime Survey

This report summarizes findings from the 2015 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


The 2015 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey was co-sponsored by PwC, CSO, the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the United States Secret Service.

Cybersecurity leaders from these organizations worked together to evaluate survey responses from more than 500 executives of US businesses, law enforcement services, and government agencies. We evaluated trends in the frequency and impact of cybercrime incidents, cybersecurity threats, information security spending, and the risks of third-party business partners in private and public organizations. We also assessed how businesses are adapting to evolving expectations of the information security function and the Board of Directors.

In addition to analysis of the survey results, this report also draws on previous PwC research that includes PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, and the 2015 Digital IQ Survey. We leveraged these surveys to provide a more thorough and balanced look into the current state of cybersecurity and cyberthreats.