RSA survey: 75% of organisations have high cybersecurity risk

Roughly half of those surveyed assessed their response capabilities have been implemented without proper planning, or is virtually non-existent.

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RSA survey: 75% of organisations have high cybersecurity risk Yoran: "We need to change the way we are thinking about security, to focus on more than just prevention - to develop a strategy that emphasizes detection and response."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  June 30, 2016

RSA, the security division of EMC, recently unveiled results from the second annual RSA Cybersecurity Poverty Index.

Compiled from responses from 878 participating firms across 24 industries in 81 countries, the survey gave companies the opportunity to self-assess the maturity of their cybersecurity programmes. The survey found that 75% of respondents reported a high risk of cybersecurity exposure.

Additionally, incident response capabilities were particularly undeveloped with many respondents assessing their response capabilities has having been implemented with poor planning, or being virtually non-existent.

One substantial change from the 2015 survey was slight increase in the number of organisations equipped with mature cybersecurity programmes. The figure rose 4.9 to 7.4%, year-on-year.

Amit Yoran, president, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, shares: "This second round of cybersecurity research provides tangible evidence that organizations of all sizes, in all industries and from all geographies feel unprepared for the threats they are facing."

He added: "We need to change the way we are thinking about security, to focus on more than just prevention - to develop a strategy that emphasizes detection and response. Organizations need to set their agendas early, build comprehensive strategies and not wait for a breach to force them into action."

 

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