Thursday, September 5, 2013

IT Industry Admits ‘Losing Battle’ Against State-Backed Attacks

More than half of senior IT security professionals believe the industry is losing the battle against state-sponsored attacks, according to a survey.

Nearly 200 senior IT security professionals were surveyed by Lieberman Software Corporation at the Black Hat USA 2013 conference in Las Vegas, with 58 per cent of saying they believe the profession is losing the battle against state-sponsored attacks.

And 74 per cent of respondents were not even confident that their own corporate network has not already been breached by a foreign state-sponsored hacker, while 96 per cent believe that the hacking landscape is going to get worse over time. (more)

FutureWatch: Look for a migration of sensitive information away from Internet connectivity, followed by a rise in traditional espionage techniques. This shift will amplify the need for traditional security countermeasures, such as TSCM.