IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

Deep Instinct has launched its Voice of SecOps Report. This annual report highlights current and emerging threats, the impact these have on the day-to-day lives of SecOps professionals, and how automation will play a significant role moving forward. In Deep Instinct’s new survey of 600 IT and cyber security professionals, more than half of the survey respondents noted ransomware or zero-day attacks as the biggest threats to their organization.   

From the Irish Health service attack to the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, ransomware has cemented its status as a global concern. According to 64 percent of respondents, this is because humans are unable to keep up with the exponential cadence of cyber security threats. This reality is compounded by the fact that respondents state they spend about 10 hours a week assessing false positive alerts, and 69 percent of respondents agreed that low staff morale could result from alert fatigue due to the overwhelming volume of false positives. And 80 percent of respondents say time not absorbed there is spent addressing time-consuming security patches and updates to ensure solutions remain effective.

Through the lens of SecOps teams on the front lines, this report explores strategic threats, overarching priorities, and day-to-day challenges that often go unheard. To that end key findings reveal a deep-seated concern about the dangers posed by AI falling into the hands of malicious adversaries. 78 percent of respondents are concerned that cyber adversaries will develop and deploy AI to cause a global cyber incident in the next 12 months.

Other key findings include:

  • 66 percent believe that paying the ransom should be made illegal
  • 63 percent believe that the level of disruptive innovation in cyber security has increased
  • Just 38 percent would definitely repurchase their existing end point detection and response solution.

More details.

Want news and features emailed to you?

Signup to our free newsletters and never miss a story.

A website you can trust

The entire Continuity Central website is scanned daily by Sucuri to ensure that no malware exists within the site. This means that you can browse with complete confidence.

Business continuity?

Business continuity can be defined as 'the processes, procedures, decisions and activities to ensure that an organization can continue to function through an operational interruption'. Read more about the basics of business continuity here.

Get the latest news and information sent to you by email

Continuity Central provides a number of free newsletters which are distributed by email. To subscribe click here.