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Stop wasting your IT budget on the wrong security threats

From TechRepublic

"At the 2015 Black Hat conference, a survey of security professionals in attendance revealed that their three major concerns were attacks specifically targeting their organisations, phishing and social engineering schemes, and accidental leaks by end users. But that's not reflected in how these same security pros use their time, nor in their IT budgets.

The authors of the 2015 Black Hat Attendee Survey (PDF) wrote the results indicated ‘that most enterprises are not spending their time, budget and staffing resources on the problems that most security-savvy professionals consider to be the greatest threats’.

Black Hat conducted the survey at its July 2015 USA conference; UBM Tech handled the programming and analysis. Of the 460 participants, 61% have a full-time security job designation, 25% are in the lead security role at their enterprises and 47% work in organisations with 5,000 or more employees. Note: for some answers, survey participants could choose more than one answer.

The following threats were the greatest concerns for the attendees.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 22 September 2015 

 

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