HP TippingPoint sponsored a national Network Security survey of IT professionals, with the help of research organization, Ipsos Observer. The results were released today—revealing the top network security concerns affecting enterprises today.
The survey revealed some astonishing key findings:
69 percent of IT professionals experience phishing attacks at least once a week
7 out of 10 attacks generated within the network perimeter stem from a malware-infected host
Approximately 6 out of 10 attacks stem from malicious communication within the command and control site.
Organizations must adjust their network security approach to accommodate the evolving threat landscape, and these numbers clearly show the importance for organizations to have layered security approaches in order to block suspicious attacks at the perimeter—not just the core.
“Organizations are increasingly challenged to protect their networks from advanced targeted attacks, in fact, it is likely that most environments have already been breached with systems infected by malware,” said Frank Mong, vice president, Solutions, Enterprise Security Products, HP. “It’s important that IT professionals understand how attackers are trying to break through the network, and have confidence in their ability to mitigate attacks when every second matters.”
HP’s recommendations to increase network security posture:
With so many application vulnerabilities annually - Companies have to consider the need for zero-day coverage - Using application controls in NGFW and remediating software app vulnerabilities is key
Ensure you are spending your large (and increasing) network security budget on the right things - How are you addressing command and control traffic? - Are you able to block unfiltered spam or phishing attacks?
See the State of Network Security deck, attached below.
TippingPoint understands that every second matters when it comes to your network security. We invite you to join us at HP Protect on September 8-11 in Washington, D.C. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to converse with security professionals from around the world. Join us as we discuss how to “think like a bad guy.” Click here to register.