Security complexity and internal breaches are key concerns

Growth in external hacking attempts, DDoS and malware attacks, and internal threats to data are the key security concerns for UK businesses.
64% of respondents to a Check Point survey said that external attacks had increased significantly in the past 12 months, and 57% reported an increased risk of internal data breaches, particularly from growing use of web and social media applications.

According to the survey of 560 UK IT and infosecurity professionals, the growing number and complexity of different security products deployed on their networks is contributing to the increased risks of attacks and breaches. 42% of respondents stated that security complexity had itself become a significant security risk to their organization, and a further 40% felt that simplifying their security estates would improve overall network and data protection.

SOURCE: net-security.org

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