Many organisations remain unprepared and without a formal plan for responding to cyber security incidents. That’s according to the annual Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) produced by NTT Com Security. Analysing global threat trends since 2013, the 2016 report reveals that there has been little improvement in preparedness, with the latest figures indicating a slight increase in organisations that are not properly prepared, despite the rise in security attacks and data breaches.
Pulling information from 24 Security Operations Centres, seven R&D Centres, 3.5 trillion logs and 6.2 billion attacks in 2015, the GTIR shows that, over the last three years, on average 77% of organisations fall into the ‘unprepared’ category, leaving just 23% with the capability to respond effectively to critical incidents.
“Prevention and planning for cyber security incidents seems to be stagnating,” commented Garry Sidaway, vice-president for security strategy and alliances at NTT Com Security. “This is a real concern and could be down to a number of reasons, not least the possibility of security fatigue – too many high profile security breaches, information overload and conflicting advice – combined with the sheer pace of technology change, lack of investment and increased regulation.”