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Organizations Seeing New Kinds of Threats

DATA PROTECTION

November 17, 2010

InformationWeek reports on a recent survey showing that a majority of organizations are ill-prepared for a data breach. The Solera Networks survey, conducted by Trusted Strategies, polled more than 200 security professionals and found that two-thirds of their organizations lack the appropriate tools to understand a breach, and 35 percent lack a response plan, the report states. One-quarter of respondents said they were not prepared to deal with a security incident, and 28 percent said they were somewhat prepared. A spokesman for Solera Networks said organizations are facing new threats as, "Opportunistic theft and vandalism on networks is being replaced with targeted, multi-component, persistent attacks focused on specific systems and assets."
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