Companies Are Ill-Prepared for Cyber-Attacks

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 01-31-2017 Email

A recent survey reveals that most organizations are not prepared for outsider attacks, data vulnerability, insider sabotage, user errors and phishing. It also explores security concerns when migrating to the cloud and reports that IT-decision-makers fear for their jobs. The report, "Virtualization Brings New Security Challenges for Large Companies," was based on a survey conducted by iSense Solutions and sponsored by security technology company Bitdefender. Approximately 250 security professionals (including CIOs and CISOs) participated. Of them, 26 percent are IT managers or directors, 50 percent are IT systems administrators, 10 percent are IT support specialists, and the rest work in other areas of the company. "To limit the risk of insider sabotage and user errors, companies must establish strong policies and protocols and restrict the ways employees use equipment and infrastructure or privileges inside the company network," said Bitdefender's Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat specialist. "The IT department must create policies for proper usage of the equipment, and ensure they are implemented." Here are some key findings of the report.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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