Exploring two cybersecurity studies that reveal businesses still have a lot of work to do in information security if they’re going to protect their business…
A little over a year ago Tripwire conducted a study that showed energy sector IT professionals were overconfident in their ability to detect breach. Unfortunately, this overconfidence persists. This year’s Tripwire study showed that 72% of energy IT pros believe they could detect configuration changes to endpoint devices on their organization’s network within the hour.
The types of security risks that organizations face vary in nature, which is why there’s such a push for all types of businesses to take a holistic approach to information security. Not only do businesses deal with the continuous evolution of threats, but they also deal with vulnerabilities that are hard to manage and resolve. One of these types of weak spots is insider threat.
If you keep an eye out on the latest infosec news, you’re most likely aware of the talk around CISOs and the gap organizations have in filling the position. One of the most recent articles to discuss this painful reality made some valid points that actually say even more about organizations and the importance they give security.
In 2014 the cost of breach increased by 15%, in 2015 by 23%, which means we can expect it to increase in 2016; also, let’s not forget Gartner’s expectations of 5.5 million new devices being connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) every day by 2016. It’s safe to say that security executives have a lot on their plate. Some helpful tips on what to do and what to avoid doing is a good place to start to manage risks effectively and keep security posture up to par.