Despite Rising Awareness – Bad Security Habits Still Persist

Despite Rising Awareness - Bad Security Habits Still Persist

Nowadays, all the important information can be easily accessed over the internet. And at the same time we have to be very careful while fetching information as there are useful sites and malicious sites as well. There are lots of cyber crimes that are happening all over the world and this has also increased the cyber security awareness. There are large numbers of cyber security occurrence that helps in raising attentiveness among the users, there are numerous organizations that carry on with such bad security habits and as a result they get exposed to data breaches and hackers.

In the tenth annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape Survey 2016, it has been stated that seventy nine percent of organization feels that they are well aware of the cyber attacks and thus has enhanced the security system. On the other hand many respondents are adhering to the most popular action to prevent malware infection along with the endpoint security. Only 16 % of respondents have deployed this security analytics.

In an organization, around sixty percent of respondent states that their business has evolved or changed processes and are managing confidential accounts. But it has been seen that forty percent of organizations are still storing their admin as well as confidential passwords in spreadsheet or Word document, and around twenty eight percent are still using USB stick or shared server.

It has been seen that nearly half of the organizations are allowing third party vendors for accessing their internal networks through remote access. It is also seen that most of the respondents are securing as well as monitoring such access. It has been seen that there are least number of third party vendors in the public sector when compare with other industries. It has also been noticed that thirty three percent are not monitoring and twenty one percent not securing that connections at all.

Researches have revealed some contradictory findings. Around three quarters of respondents feel convinced that attacker cannot break into their internal network, and the result stands as forty four percent a year ago. However, within this year around thirty six percent respondents felt that cyber attacker had breached their security network. Though all the respondents has confirmed their organization that in case of cyber security crisis they have plan in reserve to tackle such problems, but actually only 45% are regularly communicating and testing their plans with their IT staffs. Despite this, around eighty two percent respondents are feeling that their security industry is making progress and are able to tackle all types of cyber attacks.

There is a big question mark that whether the IT industries are ready to notify about the breach to rest of the business. In a survey where twenty six percent has stated that notifying the issue to CEO is the top priority, twenty five percent to the rest of the staff and eighteen percent to the customers. The main importing thing is to stop the breach and at the same time detect its source is among the top priorities and then detect the invention of such attack.