Is the Battle for Network Security a Lost Cause
Although they don’t necessarily believe so, 74% of IT professionals cannot say for certain whether their network has been hacked by a foreign government or advanced persistent threat.
Six in 10 respondents believe the U.S. (and, thus, U.S.-based companies) are losing the battle over state-sponsored cyber-attacks.
63% of IT professionals expect their network to be targeted by a state-sponsored attacker in the next six months.
Despite expectations of major attacks, just 48% of IT executives believe their staff would be capable of detecting a breach to their network or corporate data.
To address issues about how to respond to cyber-attacks, 88% of IT professionals say they are currently engaging in user training to help repel assaults.
Meanwhile, 89% of IT pros report that their companies are investing in better security appliances, in addition to improving education to help combat cyber-attacks.
There are some major issues with confidence in the security department: just 57% of IT professionals think they have what it takes to keep up with new and emerging threats.
Get ready: 96% of IT professionals believe the hacking landscape will only get worse in the coming years.