by Warwick Ashford
Most IT pros in the United States are confident in key security controls to detect cyberattacks—in fact, they may be a little too confident. New research shows that there is a certain amount of doubt behind this cybersecurity confidence, and IT leaders need to take heed.
Warwick Ashford writes, “IT professionals in the U.S. are overconfident in their ability to detect a data breach, a study of more than 760 IT professionals across four industry sectors revealed.
“Most respondents expressed high levels of confidence in seven key security controls required to detect cyber-attacks on endpoints—but many were unsure how long it would take automated tools to discover key indicators of compromise.
“More the two-thirds of those polled on behalf of security firm Tripwire admitted they only had a general idea, were unsure, or did not use automated tools.
“However, regarding how long it would take to detect a configuration change to an endpoint on their organizations’ networks, 71% believed it would happen in minutes or hours.”