Organizations are Future Targets for Nation-State Cyberattacks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 19, 2015 05:15 pm PST

nation-state cyberattacksSurvey examines views of information security professionals at annual Black Hat USA conference

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2015 security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Tripwire’s survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents (64 percent) believe their organizations are potential targets for nation-state cyberattacks. In addition, 86 percent of the respondents have seen an increase in targeted attacks directed at their networks over the last year. Despite the noticeable increase in attacks, less than half of the respondents (47 percent) said confidence in their organizations ability to detect and respond to a cyberattack rose in the last 12 months.

Additional survey findings include:

  • Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of respondents said targeted attacks against their networks have increased over the last year by 20 percent or more.
  • More than half (53 percent) of respondents said they do not have the visibility necessary for accurate tracking of all the threats targeting their networks.
  • Forty-one percent of respondents said they have seen a significant increase in the number of successful cyberattacks in the last 12 months.

“Organizations know they are being actively targeted and that their current capabilities aren’t enough to consistently detect and defend against these attacks,” said Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy for Tripwire. “While new defensive technologies are constantly being developed organizations are hard pressed to deploy these new tools effectively. In many cases, these organizations would do well to evaluate their investment in foundational security controls. Although these controls are not new, they are the backbone of effective breach detection and response.”

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.