Security Week: Enterprise IT Talks Proactive Security, But Stays on Defense, Survey Finds

Posted by Jill Newbury    Aug 13, 2012 6:37:00 AM

Many large organizations are not confident in their ability to fight off the latest salvos of advanced persistent threats, and are relying on reactive approaches even as they talk about being more proactive, a new survey has found.

The survey, which was conducted in June on behalf of security vendor CounterTack, fielded responses from 100 executives responsible for IT security at companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue. The survey found that 84 percent believe their organizations are vulnerable to advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting critical assets. What's more, almost half (49 percent) of everyone surveyed said their organization had been attacked within the last 12 months.

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