Security Survey

February 6th, 2016 by admin Leave a reply »

As per the recent survey of 207 U.S. security professionals –

  • Thirty Four percent of respondents expressed concern over not having enough budget for the right tools to defend against advanced malware
  • Thirty Seven percent of security analysts don’t have enough highly-skilled security staff to defend their networks from advanced malware
  • Twenty percent of respondents said their defenses against hackers have improved over the past year
  • Sixty two percent of respondents said they could “personally guarantee” their company’s customers that their data will be safe in 2016
  • Twenty-six percent of respondents have been asked to remove malware from a computer or device used by a member of their senior leadership team after it was used to visit an infected porn site
  • Fifty nine percent have been asked to remove malware after the user clicked on a malicious link in a phishing email
  • Twenty nine percent have been asked to remove malware after the computer or device was used by a family member of the user
  • Thirty three percent of have been asked to remove malware after an infected USB drive or smartphone was attached to the user’s computer
  • Fifty six percent believe that the most difficult technical challenges they face in defending their networks are complexity of malware
  • Twenty four percent believe that their is inability to correlate data or threat intelligence to specific attacks

The survey was conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of ThreatTrack Security.

“With high-profile data breaches emerging one after the other, growing security accountability within enterprises and the exponential growth in cybersecurity investments, the last two years have been transformational for the security industry,” ThreatTrack president John Lyons said in a statement. “But despite access to more tools, security analysts — the most critical resource within an enterprise’s cyber defense — remain ill-equipped, underfunded and understaffed in their daily battle against advanced malware.”

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