Threatlist: 68% of Overwhelmed IT Managers Can’t Keep Up with Cyberattacks

Mid-sized companies are struggling to keep up. This represents an opportunity for the managed security providers, but they are failing to persuade potential clients to outsource…:

IT managers feel overwhelmed by the volume of cyberattack attempts, with most of them admitting that successful hacks of their company networks are becoming the norm.

That’s according to a research report The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, released Friday. In a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries (at organizations with 100 to 5,000 employees), two out of three of them said their organizations (68 percent) suffered a cyberattack in 2018, despite efforts to prevent them. This, despite the fact that a full 26 percent of IT’S time, on average, is spent on cybersecurity issues.

Nine out of 10 (91 percent) of respondents said they were running up-to-date cybersecurity protections at the time of a successful attack, according to the Sophos, who published the report.

“This reveals that, despite good intentions and behaviors, threats are getting through,” according to the report, released Friday. “This may be through weaknesses in the cybersecurity, or because there are security holes that haven’t been plugged or gaps in their protection – while an organization might have been running up-to-date endpoint protection, this doesn’t mean all other devices were secure.”


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