IT Security War Will Be Won or Lost at the Endpoint (IT Business Edge )
Unfortunately, a new study of 688 IT security professionals in the U.S. conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Lumension Security, a provider of endpoint management and security software, shows that IT organizations are losing that battle.
Mobility: Boon and Bane to Cloud Services (Internet Evolution)
More users than ever are accessing cloud services through mobile devices, in a trend that's caught the attention of enthusiastic IT professionals and security doomsayers at the same time.
Is the fear justified?
Smartphone Use in the Workplace Leads to Increased Security Concerns (IT Pro Portal )
The increasing use of smartphones in enterprise environments and the transition to virtualisation are the two most pressing concerns for enterprises trying to balance operations and IT security.
Mobile devices, virtualization seen as biggest security challenges: Ponemon survey (NetworkWorld)
Increased use of mobile devices, especially smartphones, in addition to the transition to virtualization, are key factors weighing on enterprises trying to sort out security strategy and budgets, according to a survey of 688 information and security managers.
Mobile & virtual environments among top security woes (Computerweekly.com)
Securing productivity tools on personal mobile devices is one of the greatest concerns of IT security professionals, yet few have strategies in place to improve security, a study reveals.
IT security teams are more concerned about threats brought on by their organisation’s reliance on personal mobile devices, virtualization technologies and cloud computing than traditional malware attacks, according to the latest State of the Endpoint study by the Ponemon Institute.
Confusion over APT attacks leads to misguided security effort (SearchSecurity )
The term advanced persistent threat (APT) has been thrown around rather loosely since Google made it publicly known at the beginning of 2010 that its intellectual property had become the latest victim of a targeted, persistent attack. For two years, the definition of the term APT has become increasingly muddled.
Network insecurity a growing concern among IT professionals (Infosecurity )
A full 66% of IT professionals reported that their networks were less secure than the previous year, according to a Lumension-sponsored annual survey by Ponemon.
IT Reports Growing Insecurity As Endpoint Complexity Explodes (Dark Reading)
While malware attacks continue to be a significant risk and operational cost driver, today’s IT security teams are more concerned about threats brought on by their organization’s reliance on personal mobile devices, virtualization technologies and cloud computing, according to the State of the Endpoint, a new Ponemon Institute study commissioned by Lumension', the global leader in endpoint management and security. While IT’s focus on the enablement of business productivity is a mind shift expected by other business leaders, inadequate collaboration and lacking resources for security create a perfect storm for hackers to capitalize on.
Enterprise must protect against malware with BYOD rise (ComputerWorld )
"If you don’t get control of those mobile devices they will absolutely get control of you" - Lumension security and forensics analyst, Paul Henry
Light Patch Tuesday May Lead To Out-of-Band Patch (Newsfactor.com)
"A recent report noted that malicious domains have increased by 89 percent year-over-year," said security analyst Paul Henry. "Simply put, hackers recognize that users simply do not patch their third-party add-ons and, as always, they capitalize on that weakness to compromise our environments."