Survey: Outdated InfoSec Leaving Companies Vulnerable Worldwide

Cyber security concept with lockThe good news: around the world, organizational confidence in detecting a cyber attack is the highest it’s been since 2013. The bad news: 86% say their cybersecurity still doesn’t meet their needs.

The EY 2016-17 Global Information Security Survey of 1,735 organizations showed that 50% of those surveyed said they could detect a sophisticated cyber attack thanks to investments in threat intelligence, continuous monitoring mechanisms, security operations centers, and active defense mechanisms.

These security protocols are often the result of past experience: 57% said they’d had a recent significant cybersecurity incident. And all top cybersecurity threats – including malware, phishing, and attacks to steal IP and data – were reported as on the rise.

Among the highest vulnerabilities, 48% cited outdated information security controls, a 34% increase from the previous year’s survey. Most of the key areas of concern remain the same as in 2015:

  • Increased risks from careless or unaware employees – 55% (up from 44% last year)
  • Unauthorized access to data – 54% (up from 32% last year)
  • Budget constraints – 61%
  • Lack of skilled resources – 56%, and
  • Lack of executive awareness or support – 32%.

If these concerns sound familiar to you, your organization can benefit from DRI’s IT/DR Planning course. Over two days, you will learn about your responsibilities, the benefits and drawbacks of the tools and processes available to you, and how your organization can increase its preparedness. You’ll come away with the skills you need to create an IT/DR project plan and gain management approval for it. Click here for more information, or call 866-542-3744.

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