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Security Pros Feeling Less Confident

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:12 -- Rachel Cunningham

Tenable.com just released the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card and it looks like confidence levels among security professionals dropped from 76 percent last year to 70 percent this year. This report measures the attitudes and perceptions of 504 enterprise IT security practitioners across the globe. It helps to assess how confident IT professionals feel encountering cybersecurity risks and diminishing uncertainty. The data tells us that there is an overall decline in opinions regarding global cybersecurity protections across the always changing IT field.

One of the key weaknesses that professionals mentioned in this survey was cloud based technology and mobile devices. This can be understood, considering the accelerated adoption of cloud and mobile computing in the last year. Companies are using more and more cloud services and cloud infrastructure than ever before. Upgrades and advances in both technologies make it more difficult for security teams to see everything on their networks and accurately assess cyber risks.

Tenable strategist Cris Thomas said "Maybe we're just realizing what we don't know, and that there's a bigger security concern than we though there was. We're just starting to understand how complex the security is with cloud." So it seems as though more professionals are aware of the increasing risks but that they feel less confident in preventing these risks due to the complexity of the cloud.

How confident are you in your company’s cybersecurity? If professionals across the board are feeling less confident than previously then should you be taking that into consideration for your company? cat-man-du is confident that we can make your worries disappear. 2017 is going to be more advanced and professionals are predicting the worst year yet for hacking and ransomware and it’s time to call in back up.

Source : http://www.tenable.com/lp/2017-global-cybersecurity-assurance-report-card/

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