Cybersecurity Risks at the Enterprise Level

October 16, 2017

Dtex Systems recently released a study that shows how inadequately prepared enterprises are for an insider cybersecurity attack. The Dtex study found that nearly half of the cybersecurity professionals surveyed see detection and mitigation as their major focus. However, there is a growing concern related to insider attacks in organizations across a variety of industries.
Almost 61 percent of security teams find that insider threats are easy to overlook as they are difficult to detect, but external attacks are easier to identify. A big concern for these professionals is employees who make careless mistakes that lead to data breaches. These are situations where the employee doesn’t even know they’ve compromised the system until it’s too late.
Many enterprise organizations continue to struggle with bring your own device (BYOD) challenges. More than half of respondents in the report said there are BYOD concerns related to devices with access to sensitive data, and that these devices have led to an increase in cybersecurity attacks at their organizations.
Training isn’t enough to prevent these issues from coming up. While user training is the leading method used in preventing attacks, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed say it’s not enough.
Cyberthreats are becoming more and more difficult to defend against as the methods through which systems are breached become more intelligent. Hackers know how to leverage technology to find weak spots within enterprises and retrieve valuable data. Yet humans are proving to be the pain point when it comes to vulnerability. It’s critical to pinpoint the most effective methods for detecting threats inside your company before the damage is done.
Everything from better training to more advanced malware detection tools and antivirus platforms has thus far failed to provide a defensible position for enterprises. Advanced user behavior intelligence solutions could be a more advantageous approach to gaining visibility and context with regard to how users are utilizing the system.
At Access Tech, we’re keeping an eye on the threats that are occurring today and a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the future. As the telecom industry grows more complex, we’re committed to making sure our clients are safe, secure, and satisfied. Contact us today to discuss your concerns, your goals, and your needs.

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