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Enterprises in denial regarding security

by Brian Sims

Lancope recently conducted a survey which is claimed to show that many organisations are in denial when it comes to the security of their IT infrastructure. Results indicated that nearly two-thirds of organisations believe that they have not experienced any security incidents over the last 12-18 months, or are unsure whether they have or not. The company claims that such results are ‘highly unlikely’, and state, ‘Any system you connect to the internet is going to be targeted by attackers very quickly thereafter. If you’re unsure whether or not your organisation has had a security incident, the chances are very high that the answer is yes.’ The report indicated that more than 65 per cent stated they have not, or are unsure if, they have experienced any security incidents in the past 12-18 months. Over 50 per cent see BYOD as one of the risks to their organisation, with 32 per cent also considering insider threats as a top risk.

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