Security Slideshow: Enterprise Security Risks, Part 1: By the Numbers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-02-2010
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Enterprise Security Risks, Part 1: By the Numbers

Enterprise Security Risks, Part 1: By the Numbers

4,396 new vulnerabilities were detected by the IBM X-Force Research and Development Team in first-half 2010 - a 36 percent increase over the same time period last year.
In this first installment of our two-part series we look at enterprise security risks for which CIOs should be increasingly on guard. In Part Two , we look at the trends behind the numbers. These figures are excerpted from a mid-year enterprise risk report from IBM, which shows that vulnerability disclosures are up significantly compared to last year. Many of these incidents cannot be mitigated with a patch because none is available. Remote attacks - those which can be launched without prior access to an enterprise system - are now the most popular option for hackers. The complete research document, the IBM Security X-Force 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report , is the result of ongoing, in-depth analysis by the X-Force Research team. The researchers cull facts from a database of more than 50,000 computer-security vulnerabilities and millions of intrusion events on tens of thousands of managed network sensors worldwide, as well as their Web crawler, spam collectors and other intelligence sources.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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