Cyber Security 2016 and beyond

Cyber risks to businesses increasingly feature in the news as a growing number of companies are targeted by attacks aimed at stealing personal and intellectual property data, but despite this coverage, studies show many companies are still ill-equipped to deal with these attacks.

Traditional security approaches and technologies are no longer enough to tackle new threats that are designed to hold companies’ data to ransom or bypass security controls to steal data. However, many companies are still relying on traditional defences like antivirus systems and firewalls rather than deploying encryption and endpoint security, and are pursuing reactive security strategies rather than investing in systems to be more proactive in protecting data.

Many organisations still lack the ability to detect and respond quickly to malicious activity on their networks and are failing to train employees effectively in cyber defence. Yet surveys indicate high levels of confidence by CIOs about their security posture, indicating a worrying disconnect between perception and reality in the face of increasingly stealthy cyber threats.

Get the report from ComputerWeekly.com here.