One in three enterprise companies do not believe they have the capabilities required to fend off a cyberattack leading to a data breach, research suggests. According to a survey involving over 600 cybersecurity professionals in business conducted by Balbix on behalf of the Ponemon Institute, organizations are having severe difficulties in implementing modern security solutions to keep their information protected. The survey, published on Wednesday, suggests that vulnerability patch management, alongside finding the skilled staff required to maintain even basic bug resolution procedures are the main barriers to adequate security against data breaches. In total, 85 percent of respondents said that staffing levels were inadequate to maintain a “strong cybersecurity posture,” and only 15 percent of those surveyed said their patching efforts were “highly effective.” See also: Ukrainian man jailed for stealing $15 million from Russian banks A common problem many corporations faced in relation to patch management is ascertaining which vulnerabilities may impact them, especially when a lack of visibility into ever-more complex networks proves to be an obstacle. Scanning is also a barrier to finding relevant vulnerabilities to an enterprise. In total, 69 percent of those surveyed they scan their systems for weaknesses once a month — or less — and 49 percent scan only on an ad-hoc or quarterly basis. When it comes to patching processes, only 49 percent of respondents said their company does reliably complete up-to-date patching requirements. TechRepublic: Malicious URLs outnumbered attachments in emails 3 to 1 last year In total, 67 percent of respondents… [Read full story]
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