Research April 3, 2024

A Quantitative Analysis of the Security Ratings of the S&P 500

Download the Report


New cybersecurity regulations from the SEC require publicly traded companies to disclose “material” cyber incidents within four days. But many companies, policymakers, and shareholders still lack key insights into the current threat landscape.

Against this backdrop, SecurityScorecard’s threat researchers analyzed the security ratings of the members of the S&P 500 U.S. stock market index.

Key findings from the report include:

  • 21% of S&P 500 companies reported breaches in 2023
  • 25% of these breaches impacted Financial Services and Insurance companies
  • 52% of companies had Exposed Personal Information
  • The average Social Engineering risk grade for the S&P 500 is an “F”


To find out more, download the 2024 SecurityScorecard S&P 500 Cyber Threat Report.