Neustar has released two new cybersecurity reports, reconfirming the need for organisations to take action in the face of increasing cyber threats. Both reports, The International Cyber Benchmarks Index and The Changing Face of Cyber Attacks, highlight that IT security professionals are more than twice as worried about data breaches and cyber attacks today than they were this time last year. The report also found that organisations believe that system compromises and ransomware are the greatest threats to organisations – with 20 percent listing both their primary concern – closely followed by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks (19 percent), financial theft (18 percent), and attacks on intellectual property (17 percent). Other key findings included that 47 percent of security professionals see DDoS attacks as increasingly harmful to their organisation this year, compared to 38 percent last year and that 98 percent of companies surveyed have taken steps to minimise risks from the Meltdown-Spectre attack; nine out of ten respondents believe that these attacks will become the norm. Read the full breakdown in Asia Pacific Security Magazine.