Global governments lose nearly $7 million on average from DNS attacks each year, the most of any sector, according to new research from EfficientIP.
The DNS security vendor commissioned IDC to poll nearly 1000 IT and security leaders from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, to compile its IDC 2019 Global DNS Threat Report.
It revealed that public sector organisations around the world suffer on average 12 DNS attacks per year, costing over half a million dollars each, or $6.7 million in total.
Downtime and data theft appeared to account for the majority of DNS-related losses.
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