- A new survey found enterprise security executives are more concerned about insider data theft and malware attacks than other enterprise security threats this year.
- The report, from Accenture and HfS Research, found 48% of respondents say they are concerned about insider data theft and 42% say they are concerned about malware infections in the next 12 to 18 months, despite the fact that they employ advanced threat protections.
- Over half (69%) of respondents said they had already experienced either an attempted or successful theft of data by an insider during the preceding year.
Survey respondents also said that several factors are preventing them from effectively addressing their top enterprise security concerns, including a lack of training or staffing budget, a lack of technology to combat cyber threats, lack of adequate budget and management that fails to get behind cybersecurity prevention efforts.
“While organizations want to invest in advanced cyber technologies, they simply don’t have enough budget to recruit or train skilled people to use that technology effectively,” said Kelly Bissell, senior managing director, Accenture Security.
The report suggests enterprises need a new approach to security in order to address these shortfalls.
“There is an important opportunity to address these gaps by rethinking how digital trust and security can be holistically woven into the enterprise fabric through the integration of automation and AI solutions as well as through business partnerships and processes,” said Fred McClimans, research vice president, digital trust and cybersecurity, HfS Research.