The global consumer industry experienced a 49% drop in company filings mentions of cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Clorox, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 255 consumer company filings.
Notably, cybersecurity was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of Covid-19 and future of work, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Consumer – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.
Of the 50 leading companies in the consumer industry, Clorox had the greatest increase in references for cybersecurity in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 15 cybersecurity-related sentences in the company's filings - 6% of all sentences - and an increase of 100% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. Darling Ingredients’s mentions of cybersecurity rose by 100% to 13 and Conagra Brands’s by 100% to 12.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for cybersecurity in Q3 2022 was 182.