97% of IT professionals think standard anti-virus software will stop zero-day attacks
"A staggering 97% of IT professionals surveyed by Computing are using standard anti-virus software to stop zero-day attacks.
The research was presented during a web seminar, entitled Anti-virus software has had its day – how can you protect against advanced threats?
It was also revealed that while 57% have rolled out additional advanced threat detection and sandboxing solutions, as well as 32% using application whitelisting techniques, only 15% of respondents use truly advanced tactics, such as email filtering, network heuristics or read-only virtualisation.
Panellist Bridget Kenyon, head of information security at University College London, expressed dismay at the results, stating:
‘These respondents said anti-virus software would help them, but there's no signature on zero-day , so it can't help you. is already out in the world,’ said Kenyon.”
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