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European organizations not Sure Whether they’re Victims of Targeted Assaults

According to one fresh study, European businesses have become ever-more serious about the security of their data; however, they continue to be unsure regarding whether hackers compromised their data during targeted cyber-attacks, reported cloudcomputingintelligence.com dated November 26, 2015.

Quocirca the analyst house along with Trend Micro the security company in their most recent yearly security survey that queried organizations within Italy, Spain, UK, France, Germany as well as the Nordic region discovered that from the 251 businesses who succumbed to targeted assaults, 31 stated about their ignorance of whether hackers stole their data while 6 companies were aware of an assault, however, didn't know of the volume that got stolen.

These shortfalls in awareness follow despite it being clear that European businesses are taking targeted assaults more gravely. Evidently, during 2013, for breaches at the European organizations, 26% of those surveyed expressed their complacency regarding the hacks. This year (2015), such organizations dropped to a welcome 6%. Nearly one-fourth of those surveyed admit that they can't prevent targeted assaults, whilst for 26%, the assaults are an increasing worry and for 44% the concern is ever to stay over the long term.

It appears businesses are showing different attitudes towards Internet crime and because many can't perceive the volume of data slipping into undesirable hands they aren't utilizing their knowledge optimally for better protection. Among the 369 companies polled, the majority admitted that hackers targeted them not just once. Meanwhile, a good 70% acknowledged that the assaults were increasing in number. Contrarily, nearly 5% responded in the negative with respect to growth in the attacks.

According to Bharat Mistry, Cyber-Security Consultant with Trend Micro, a lot of businesses actually lack the right kind of employees, technology or processes for comprehending whether they've been attacked or left as they are. Infosecurity published this dated November 26, 2015.

Mistry adds that companies should also think differently like not concentrating on 'prevention' alone that is reliant on technology solutions of the signature-based kind, but consider 'detection' of threats as well since there is an increasing number of sophisticated malware and 0-days evolving which are non-standard in action.

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