A new survey from SolarWinds indicates IT professionals are confident in their organization’s security preparedness, but not necessarily with good cause. The survey interviewed 400 enterprises across the United States and United Kingdom.
More than 80 percent of the survey’s respondents indicated they believe their organization’s security tactics deserve a rating of average or above average, and 59 percent of respondents believe their organization was less vulnerable in 2017 than the year before.
In addition to above average security techniques and decreased vulnerability, 87 percent of respondents answered they have complete trust in their security techniques and technology. While these responses indicate enterprise security practices have improved over the past year, IT leaders’ confidence may be misplaced.
71 percent of the interviewed organizations have suffered a breach within the past 12 months. Of the breached respondents, less than 50 percent implemented new technologies after the breach, and 14 percent did not change anything about their security tactics.
This survey shows that while IT leadership may have unfaltering confidence in security techniques, protocol should always be reviewed for updates. As technology grows more sophisticated, so do hackers and their tactics.