1Security Pros Reveal How They Cope With Rising Tide of Cyber-Attacks
With new software vulnerability exploits in the news on a regular basis, the daily challenges of cyber-security professionals are as high as ever before. A report released on May 17, from security risk vendor Bay Dynamics, based on a survey of 400 cyber-security professionals conducted by Enterprise Management Associates reveals some of the challenges these professionals face on a daily basis. Among the big challenges is the simple fact that while the total number of security threats continues to rise, there is not a corresponding rise in staffing levels. Another key challenge is figuring out how to prioritize threat alerts, with 52 percent of respondents reporting that automated system improperly prioritize threats. In this slideshow eWEEK looks at some of the highlights of the Bay Dynamics/Enterprise Management Associates Day in the Life of a Cyber Security Pro report.
2Vulnerabilities Outnumber Staff
3Security Pros Are Overwhelmed
4Security Pros Face Too Many Threat Alerts
5They Work With Manual Patching Processes
6Stress Levels Differs Based on Organization Size
7Threat Alerts are Improperly Prioritized
8Security Budgets Are Rising
Despite all the other areas where cyber-security professional are feeling stressed, 74 percent of respondents reported that their security budgets are rising.