64% of UK IT professionals feel as if they will be the victim of a cyber-attack in the next 12 months. That’s almost two thirds. Rather pessimistic of those professionals. The numbers, however, don’t seem to indicate they should feel any more bullish about network security in the future.
About 32% of those surveyed had already been attacked at least once this year. A full 49% of the participants reported that they had no clue about whether they had already been attacked. 61% rated their abilities to detect a cyber-attack at no better than average.
This is all according to an article posted by Help Net Security: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17097.
It appears that companies are feeling increasingly vulnerable in this forward marching technological society. Attacks are increasing annually. Meanwhile, even large corporations like Target don’t know how to keep themselves safe. Along with them, around 70% of all businesses operating point-of-sale devices for transactions admit they have no way of detecting unwanted infiltration into their devices.
Luckily, as attackers get more creative, so do the defenders, like AccelOps. Our software enables any IT professional at any size firm with data assets to protect to monitor multiple databases, networks, applications, devices, and flow data all from one “single pane of glass.” The software will learn what regular activity is for your business and alert you to any anomalies compared to the established baseline. You will know when you’re being attacked and you will be able to deal with it. And with constant monitoring, you can also seek out holes in your security, patch them up, and likely prevent an attack from occurring in the first place.
Feeling pessimistic? We can help you and your customers stay secure. Contact us. We’re here to help.