Server-side risk is a great concern for companies of all sizes, according to a new survey sponsored by Lumension®. The top 3 most concerning risks identified by organizations that experienced a breach in the last 12 months were malware, misconfigurations and targeted attacks. This group is the minority however, with just 17% of respondents reporting a breach in the last 12 months.
“So what about the 83% of the respondents who said they had not been breached in the last year or they were unsure? Given what we know about the stealthy nature of APTs, it isn’t entirely surprising,” said
For those organizations that experienced a breach, the identified attack sources varied, including: DOS (17%), malware (15%), web-server attacks (15%) and others. To mitigate these risks, the top 3 technology techniques employed were network restrictions, monitoring and vulnerability management.
“One piece of good news we uncovered was 58% of companies said they have user education programs, although the numbers were higher among larger organizations. Unfortunately, smaller companies use awareness programs less and that makes them more vulnerable to mistakes made by end users,” Merritt said.
The server-side risk survey of
• Free IT Security Scanners
• APTs defined and resources for combatting them
• Lumension Application Control
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11288360.htm
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