GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Cybersecurity In The Private Equity Industry Statistics

Cybersecurity incidents in the private equity industry are on the rise, with 81% of firms experiencing a data breach or cyber attack in the past two years.

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"74% of private equity firms are willing to walk away from potential deals due to potential cybersecurity risks."

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"Cybersecurity incidents at portfolio companies have affected 43% of surveyed private equity firms."

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"57% of cybersecurity incidents in the private equity industry are caused by phishing attacks."

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"Only 33% of private equity firms are confident in their portfolio companies' ability to respond to cybersecurity threats."

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"More than 60% of Private Equity firms state that cyber risk is a critical concern during due diligence."

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"Almost 40% of private equity firms identified their portfolio companies as the weakest link in their cybersecurity strategy."

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"90% of PE fund managers said that cybersecurity is a critical part of due diligence when making investments."

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"Just 13% of private equity firms have a dedicated cybersecurity function."

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"A survey showed that 32% of private equity managers said they have been a victim of cybercrime."

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"88% of private equity investors expect that over the next two years, at least one serious cyber incident will affect their investments."

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"Roughly half (49%) of private equity firms have executed an Incident Response Plan due to a cyber security event."

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