- A new survey from Cisco found that 92% of Internet-connected devices run software “with known vulnerabilities." Of those, about 31% are no longer vendor-supported.
- Only 45% of worldwide organizations are confident in their security measures when compared to modern threats, according to a TechRepublic analysis.
- The report also found that small and mid-size companies tend to have fewer lines of cyber defenses than larger companies.
IT professionals have less confidence in their security tools than in the past, according to Cisco's report, which surveyed more than 1,000 international IT decision-makers.
The report also highlights that cybercriminals frequently exploit Adobe Flash vulnerabilities, though vendors are starting to reduce potential risk from that technology.
Corporations and government agencies alike are continuing to increase their cybersecurity efforts, hoping to prevent more mass data breaches.
Last summer, United States CIO Tony Scott ordered federal agencies to conduct a 30-day "cyber sprint.” The exercise revealed that 14 major civilian agencies surpassed Scott’s goal of 75% for strong authentication, but ten agencies missed the mark, indicating the federal government still has significant work to do to improve cybersecurity.