Complex IT Security Products Put Companies at Risk

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 03, 2015 08:00 pm PST

New Lieberman Software survey reveals that today’s complicated IT security solutions are not being properly deployed and, for most organizations, compliance trumps security

Companies are putting their customers’ data at risk because IT teams do not have the expertise or time to deploy today’s complicated IT security products, a new survey from Lieberman Software Corporation revealed.

The survey, which was carried out at RSA Conference 2015 and measured the attitudes of nearly 170 IT security professionals, revealed 69 percent of respondents do not feel they are using their IT security products to their full potential. As a result, a staggering 71 percent of IT professionals believe this is putting their company, and possibly customers, at risk.

When survey respondents were asked why they don’t use their IT security products to their full potential, 62 percent revealed they either found the products too complicated to deploy, too time consuming to deploy, or didn’t think they had the expertise to properly deploy them.

“As zero-day attacks and other cyber threats evolve at a steady pace, many organizations are searching for new IT security solutions to defend against the latest wave of attacks,” said Philip Lieberman, President of Lieberman Software. “Unfortunately, these organizations often discover too late that the products they purchase cannot scale to large enterprise environments, or be deployed quickly enough to provide real defense. That creates a significant security deficit that leaves organizations at risk, as the findings in this survey indicate. To be effective in today’s cyber warfare environment, a security solution must have enterprise scalability, be rapidly deployed without requiring expensive or time-consuming professional services, and operate automatically and continuously – without involving direct human interaction.”

Additionally, 61 percent of survey respondents admitted that their organization has deployed a security product purely to meet regulatory compliance regulations, rather than to increase security.

“Regulatory compliance requirements drive most implementations of IT security products. However, compliance does not equal security. Despite the regulatory initiatives that most organizations are subject to, data breaches are now happening more frequently and becoming increasingly severe. There’s more to achieving real IT security than completing an auditor survey and marking a few check boxes. True security requires continuous measurement and correction in the face of the unrelenting cyber threats that compliance mandates simply fail to anticipate,” continued Lieberman.

For more information on the survey, visit HERE.

About Lieberman Software Corporation

Lieberman_Software_logoLieberman Software proactively stops cyber attacks that bypass conventional enterprise defenses and penetrate the network perimeter. The company provides award-winning privilege management and security management products to more than 1,400 customers worldwide, including nearly half of the US Fortune 50. By automatically locating, securing and auditing privileged accounts – both on-premises and in the cloud – Lieberman Software controls access to systems with sensitive data, and defends against malicious insiders, zero day attacks and other advanced cyber threats. Lieberman Software is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices and channel partners located around the world. For more information, visit

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