Security Breaches, Malware Major Concerns for IT Pros
Other major concerns include third party access to the organization’s environment as well as the biggest worry, application layer security.Companies adopting cloud technologies lack effective communication and security practices, according to a survey of 300 information security specialists conducted by strategic consulting group Blue Lava and sponsored by data center security specialist vArmour. Only 36 percent of survey respondents reported sharing security information with industry groups and more than half (52 percent) do not share any security information at all. Information security professionals’ biggest worry is application layer security, according to survey results. Other significant concerns are being unaware of a security breach or malware and third-party access to their organization’s computing environment. "Most information security technology has not changed in decades, creating opportunities for cyber criminals to bypass existing infrastructures," Demetrios Lazarikos, founder of Blue Lava Consulting, told eWEEK. "Additionally, emerging technologies like Cloud and IoT will be impossible to manage with legacy solutions. When you move into digital transformation, organizations need to move quickly to adopt new solutions. To compete with the digital revolution, you need to jump curves."
Seventy seven percent of survey respondents remain concerned by BYOD programs Other concerns include executive knowledge of security (65 percent); meeting regulatory compliance (65 percent); patching vulnerabilities (69 percent), and IoT traffic(69 percent).