75 percent struggle to respond to data breaches
Just one of four organizations are able to properly detect and respond to data breaches, a recent report revealed.
According to an extensive Tripwire study, about 75 percent of organizations struggle when it comes to protecting against data breaches.
In the study, which included more than 500 IT security professionals, 25 percent of respondents stated that their organization “cannot reliably detect or respond to a serious data breach. About 32 percent stated confidence in detecting data breaches but lacks confidence in properly responding to the incidents after discovery.
“Information sharing is a key defensive strategy for most companies. In order to protect an organization effectively, it’s incredibly valuable to know how other, similar organizations are being attacked or breached.” — Tim Erlin, senior director of IT security and risk strategy at Tripwire
Communication is key
Just 3 percent of survey respondents mentioned outsourcing security responses to experts. So, the majority of organizations keep cybersecurity in-house.
Tim Erlin, senior director of IT security and risk strategy at Tripwire, said that opening the lines of communication between organizations is the key to success. It can be “incredibly valuable to know how other, similar organizations are being attacked or breached,” he said.
— Tripwire, Inc. (@TripwireInc) December 11, 2016
More integration needed
Integration and communication within organizations can also help protect an organization against serious data breaches. According to Tripwire, only about one in five respondents stated that more than half of the security tools in integrated enough to exchange data. And about the same percentage stated the integration of tools and resources allows for near real-time security alerts.
Yahoo’s latest announcement of yet another massive data breach is but a reminder that this problem is likely going nowhere as 2017 approaches.