The Disconnect Between Breaches and Solutions

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 01-17-2017 Email

The average company suffers two or three security breaches a month, a new survey reveals, and yet a majority of security executives said they are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyber-attacks. The report, "Building Confidence: Facing the Cyber-Security Conundrum," was conducted by Accenture and surveys approximately 2000 enterprise security practitioners in 15 countries, representing companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more. The survey shows a disconnect between the respondents' perceptions of cyber-risks, the effectiveness of security efforts and the adequacy of their investments. "Our survey reveals that catching criminal behavior requires more than the best practices and perspectives of the past," said Kevin Richards, managing director, Accenture Security, North America. "There needs to be a fundamentally different approach to security protection, starting with identifying and prioritizing key company assets across the entire value chain. The need for organizations to take a comprehensive end-to-end approach to digital security—one that integrates cyber-defense deeply into the enterprise—has never been greater."

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


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