The latest Cyberthreat Defense Report reveals lowered optimism, attacks, and the importance of DevOps


This post was originally published here by casey pechan.

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This year’s survey compiled responses from 1,200 security decision makers and professionals, all from organizations with more than 500 employees.

The top five key findings from this survey include:

  1. For the first time in five years the percentage of organizations affected by a successful cyberattack has decreased – from 79.2% to 77.2%.
  2. Ransomware is still a prevalent problem with 55% of organizations having been victimized by ransomware in 2017.
  3. Containers have tied with mobile devices as the most difficult IT components to secure, with DevOps remaining as the most challenging IT security function for the second straight year.
  4. More than 9 in 10 security professionals acknowledge cloud security challenges. Maintaining data privacy, access, and monitoring for threats have been cited as the most challenging.
  5. A “lack of skilled personnel” is now the number one greatest inhibitor to the IT security industry, moving up from second place in 2017.

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