“It Won’t Happen Here”: Most Organizations in Denial Over Cyberthreats

Despite it being nearly impossible to avoid news about malware, cyber-espionage and other cybersecurity woes, it turns out that most organizations are in denial when it comes to the security of their own IT infrastructure, likely burying their head in the sand when it comes to the presence of APTs and insider threats.

A recent Lancope survey, provided to Infosecurity, has revealed that nearly two-thirds of organizations believe that they have not experienced any security incidents over the last 12-18 months, or are unsure whether they have or not.

Given the statistics uncovered by general forensic analysis, it is highly unlikely that so few have been breached.

“Any system you connect to the internet is going to be targeted by attackers very quickly thereafter”, said Lancope’s director of security research, Tom Cross. “I would assert that if you’re unsure whether or not your organization has had a security incident, the chances are very high that the answer is yes.”

He added, “Every organization needs to know whether or not they’ve been subject to a security breach, and if companies believe they have not, the question may be are they really aware of everything that is happening on their networks.”

SOURCE: infosecurity-magazine.com