1Studies Offer Insight Into Third-Party Risks, Security Best Practices
As security remains a top concern among IT professionals, a pair of surveys show areas where organizations direct their focus in mitigating risk.
2Third Parties Are Prime Breach Suspects
Data breaches can come from different sources, though according to Soha Systems’ report, 63 percent are somehow linked to the use of third-party resources.
3Third-Party Access Is Painful and Slow
The Soha Systems study found that although most breaches can be linked to third-party resources, getting access to those resources isn’t always easy. In fact, the study found that 57 percent or respondents reported that providing secure remote access is painful to enable, deploy and manage.
4Will You Get Fired for a Breach?
When it comes to accountability, the Soha Systems study found that more than half (53 percent) of respondents would feel personally responsible for a breach in their area, yet only 8 percent expected they would get fired for a breach.
5Most Successful Organizations Invest in Security Staff
The Infoblox report found that the best IT organizations were more likely to have larger IT security staff investments, including a dedicated incident response team.
6Security Intelligence Matters
When looking at how top-tier organizations handle IT security, Infoblox found that leading organizations are more likely to be proactive about security intelligence and make use of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology.
7Automation Improves Security
Infoblox found that top-tier organizations more commonly automate basic network tasks and have detailed configuration and security requirements associated with network devices.
8Focus on Strategy More Than Tactics
Top-tier organizations tend to focus more on strategy than tactics, according to Infoblox. The focus on strategy keeps organizations more agile, with the ability to provision both users and technology rapidly.