Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ready, set, go!

Cybersecurity problems don’t warn us. They can happen and will sound the alarm right when you less expect it. Are we truly ready for them? In the majority of global organizations, the answer is a yes. But the amount of time needed in detecting and controlling these problems is very important. In this race not only contestants matter, but the first ones to get to the end. 

The LogRhytm study, by Widmeyer, in which 751 TI experts from USA, UK and Asia have been involved, says that half of the global organizations are capable of detecting an important cybersecurity incident in less than an hour. The scariest thing is that less than a third of the people surveyed said that they wouldn’t be able to detect it or even solve it in that amount of time.

Cybersecurity is still a pending subject in companies. It is common that they focus on security maturity and they number of people in it. The survey revealed that the professionals in cybersecurity average number in a company are 12. More than the half of the companies has less than 10. 

One of the most frightening results from this survey is the level of confidence that the security managers in these organizations have. Half of them think that, despite their job, a hacker may violate and attack their company. More than a 33% of the surveyed said that they have had suffered a violation during the last year (29% in the USA and 39% in Pacific Asia), so the responsible people in decision taking aren’t trusting their abilities in a 100%, in the same way, that they don’t do it in their software. 

As mentioned in the beginning of the article, finding a fast solution is very important and has to do with several points like the technology, the process, the software or the people involved.  In the technology matter, the 80% of the surveyed explained that an administration platform for cybersecurity, analysis and response would be helpful, but not very helpful. We can sense some kind of insecurity when cyber-attacks and their neutralization. A third of the surveyed said that they’d need help during them.

As a conclusion, big world organizations see themselves unprotected in cybersecurity world. It might be because of the number of people working on it or because a lack of investment. They’re racing in a race in which a lot of times they are not the ones to get the gold medal. 


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