Emerging Threats Compromise Security Postures
March 30, 2020
A new report is designed to help business leaders assess their attack surfaces, the most malevolent threats, and whether their current defenses are truly adequate for the task.
Key topics discussed in the report
The key building blocks of IT Security
The “People” aspects of IT Security
The benefits of compliance – even when it’s not mandatory
Defense-in-Depth vs. Zero Trust: Which approach is best for you?
Coordinating Technology, Policy, Operations and Response
Leveraging the expertise of Trusted Advisors and MSSPs
“Security is a value proposition
unlike any other in the Information Technology industry,” said Ken
Presti, Research Vice President of AVANT Research and Analytics. “Any
other technology can be installed and tested to prove that it works.
But, security is such a rapidly moving space that it’s difficult to know
what the criminal element will be able to penetrate. And, if they can’t
gain access today, perhaps they will learn how to gain access tomorrow.
Since no guarantees can be made, enterprise decision-makers need to work
with their Trusted Advisors to maximize the odds while at the same time
developing effective contingency plans in the event that something bad
Customers’ primary issues with their current security posture focus primarily on their fears regarding emerging threats (45%) combined with staffing (38%) and resource limitations (36%)
Preparedness for attacks varies somewhat by vertical market, with the highest levels of risk perceived by respondents in the Business Services (80%) and Medical (68%) sectors
We have shifted from a world in which the IT security budget is to be minimized, in favor of an environment in which the very survival of the business depends upon embedding security into every facet of the infrastructure
“Almost every day, we read press reports about companies that have been breached or otherwise used as unwitting pawns by cybercriminals,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and co-founder of AVANT Communications. “Companies of all types recognize and fear the vulnerabilities they face. We designed this AVANT 6-12 Report to facilitate an understanding of what’s adequately defended and where the gaps might lie. Readers of this document will be able to sustain a higher-level dialogue around how to protect the very existence of their companies.”