CSO study: limited security adopted despite heightened awareness of threats

    Date31 Oct 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3564
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    RSA Security Inc. has released survey findings that identified denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and computer hacking for the purpose of information theft as the top two security concerns for US CSOs. However, the survey indicated that only limited security measures are being taken against these threats by most companies.. . . RSA Security Inc. has released survey findings that identified denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and computer hacking for the purpose of information theft as the top two security concerns for US CSOs. However, the survey indicated that only limited security measures are being taken against these threats by most companies.

    The survey also uncovered that, while viewed by CSOs as the least effective security technology, passwords were overwhelmingly used by those surveyed.

    The study, which surveyed more than 250 senior information security professionals throughout the US, uncovered a range of opinions and trends on various security threats, global security events, information value and emerging security technologies. A full copy of the study can be accessed at: www.rsasecurity.com/solutions/topics/whitepapers/CSOP_WP_1003.pdf

    "This survey shows that US businesses rank high on awareness, but low on action," said Art Coviello, president and CEO at RSA Security. "While it's apparent that many businesses have taken steps to stem security threats, there's still a long way to go in terms of adopting the newest, most effective security technology."

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