Report: Most Organizations not Prepared for Cyberattacks

  December 27, 2016

By Dave Lubach

Is your institutional or commercial facility prepared to handle a cyberattack? If you answered no, you are not alone.

Only 32 percent of IT and security professionals say their organization has a high level of cyber resilience, and a whopping 66 percent of respondents say their organization is not prepared to recover from a cyberattack, according to the annual Cyber Resilient Organization Study conducted by Resilient, an IBM Company, and the Ponemon Institute.

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The survey includes responses from more than 2,400 security and IT professionals from around the world.

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Some statistics from the report include:
• 75 percent of respondents admit they do not have a formal cybersecurity incident response plan (CSIRP) that is applied consistently across the organization.
• 52 percent of those with a CSIRP have either not reviewed for updated the plan since it was put in place, or have no set plan to do so.
• 41 percent say the time to resolve a cyber-incident has increased in the last year.
• 66 percent say insufficient planning and preparedness is the top barrier to cyber resilience.

Other key takeaways include:
• 53 percent of the people surveyed said they suffered at least one data breach in the past two years
• 74 percent say they faced human threats due to human error in the past year
• 14 percent test their incident response plans more than one time per year

This Quick Read was submitted by Dave Lubach, Associate Editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions, dave.lubach@tradepressmedia.com.


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