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