2015 State of the Endpoint Study
“IT continues to battle malware at the endpoint and 69% of our respondents say it increased in severity last year. While it is positive news that companies are making the security of endpoints a higher priority, to win the war they need to recognize the criticality of minimizing employee negligence and investing in technologies that improve the ability to detect malicious attacks.”
Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman, Ponemon Institute
State of the Endpoint
Sixth Annual State of the Endpoint Cybersecurity Survey
Well-funded hackers with sophisticated tools made headlines and worried organizational leadership throughout 2014 yet the primary reason endpoint security risk has become more difficult in the past 24 months is due to negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies says IT in the 2015 State of the Endpoint study by Ponemon Institute and commissioned by Lumension, a global leader in endpoint management and security.
Seventy one percent of responding IT professionals said managing endpoint risk has become more difficult in the past 24 months and of those, 78 percent consider negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies as the biggest threat, followed by 68 percent who cite the significant increase in the number of personal devices connected to the network and 66 percent who point to the use of commercial cloud applications in the workplace.