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Folks in Finance recognize the importance of asking “Would you bet your own money that…” And a new survey of IT network security professionals got right to the point.
Would you bet your own money that your network won’t be breached in the next year?
More than half wouldn’t take the bet, according to the survey by folks at Phone Factor (which makes a phone-based authentication solutions).
What’s causing this massive case of the jitters among security professionals?
The survey found:
- More than two-thirds (70.3%) of respondents are only somewhat confident or not at all confident that an unauthorized person could not gain access to their network.
- Only one-quarter (25.7%) of respondents are very confident that they would know that their network had been infiltrated, and
- When asked if an expert hacker would be capable of infiltrating their network, 84.4% thought it was at least possible, with 23.1% answering that an expert hacker could definitely gain access to their corporate network.
Some of the top reasons respondents feel their network may be vulnerable are:
- Malware, including root-kits, zero day exploits, and man-in-the-browser attacks (55.4%)
- Use of personal devices to access company resources (45%)
- Sheer volume of attacks (35.2%), and
- Widespread use of remote network access (32.6%).
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