Spotting a Breach: Security Pros Not Sure

Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 04:02 PM gHale


Three out of four security professionals lack confidence in their ability to recognize key indicators of a breach, a new survey said.

While that could be frightening news for most people that run an organization, the good news is despite the erosion of IT professionals’ overall confidence, users that did deploy next generation firewalls and security information and event management (SIEM) technologies are three-and-a-half times more confident in their ability to detect key breach indicators, according to LogRhythm’s 2nd Annual Cyber Threat Readiness Survey of 150 IT security professionals on their organizations’ readiness to address advanced cyber security threats.

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Respondents surveyed represented companies across many industries, including financial services, federal government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, utilities, education, communications and energy.

Other findings:
• 18 percent are confident they’ll know when a host gets compromised (Down 11 percent compared to 2012)
• 17 percent are confident they’ll know when a user’s credentials get compromised (Down 4 percent)
• 24 percent are confident in their ability to identify internal anomalous activity (Unchanged)
• 20 percent are confident in their ability to detect rogue processes (Down 1 percent)
• 19 percent are confident in their ability to recognize abnormal behavior patterns (Down 3 percent).

Click here to download the survey.



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