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IBM finds 60% Security Officers whose Organizations have Insufficient Defense against Cyber-attacks


International Business Machines (IBM) recently conducted a poll that queried senior security personnel to find that according to sixty percent of them, their organizations were not sufficiently protected against cyber-attacks; thus published techtimes.com during end-week of December 2014.

A total of 138 companies were chosen in the IBM survey. Although most among the CISO (chief information security officers) said there were measures within their companies to enhance security arrangements, yet according to them, not enough safeguard was exactly in place.

Although according to most CISOs, it was possible to have the most advanced malicious software effectively attack the defenses in their companies, they observed that despite so the PC-networks in their organizations were still alarming. About 70% of those surveyed stated that they had 'traditional' yet 'mature' defenses in their organizations that concentrated on deterrence of network intrusion, detection of sophisticated malicious software and scanning of network vulnerability.

Approximately forty percent CISOs said that the greatest test for them was to buttress their companies' safeguard mechanisms for preventing advanced cyber-security dangers.

Half of the CISOs admitted that their top focus was on deploying fresh security methodology for their companies as well as that the 3 most important areas which required transformation were prevention of data leakage, security of devices/mobiles and security of cloud.

Ninety percent CISOs embraced cloud alternatively were thinking about doing so. Among them 75% anticipated an increase alternatively considerable increase in the budget for their cloud safety during the coming 3-5 years.

According to Kristin Lovejoy, erstwhile IBM CISO and another author of the survey document, the present condition could be partially attributed to the recession when organizations cut down on cost while overlooked legacy systems' upgrading. Ms. Lovejoy, who's currently IBM Security Services Unit's General Manager said that the maximum investments were done for novel technologies, particularly Big Data, cloud and mobile, however, attention was sparsely given towards safeguarding those technologies. Blogs.wsj.com published this during 2nd-week of December 2014.

Ms. Lovejoy concluded that to her mind, over 60% of top officers in security divisions would've stated that attackers on cyber-space were more at advantage as such attackers were outgunning the security defenders.

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