DCN October 2017 - Page 6

industry news New Infoblox survey finds insider threats and ransomware are most feared New McAfee report highlights global impact of changing data protection landscape Infoblox has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organisations face when it comes to securing sensitive data. According to the study, 78% of respondents report encountering two or more threats to their data in the past 12 months, while 12% actually encountered a breach, with 43% of those encountering exfiltration of sensitive data through encrypted channels. User credentials and privileged account information, known as access data, represented the most common data types involved in these breaches, spotlighting the fact that privileged data is prized by attackers – proving more desirable to them than sensitive data being targeted for financial gain or destruction. “This shows how highly attackers prize access data,” said Sean Tierney, director of threat intelligence at Infoblox. “It’s proving more desirable to them than sensitive data being targeted for financial gain or destruction because it opens the door to significantly more exploitation opportunities.” The study also found that 59% of respondents are using manual processes to identify sensitive assets – ultimately leaving their networks prone to massively automated attacks. McAfee has released a new report, ‘Do you know where your data is? Beyond GDPR: Data residency insights from around the world, which highlights businesses’ approach to data residency, management, and protection in light of global events, policies and the changing regulatory data protection landscape. Based on a survey of 800 senior business decision-makers from across multiple industry sectors and eight countries, the report provides a comprehensive view of how organisations view 11 key data regulations from around the world, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will toughen and simplify laws protecting personal data for over 500m people residing in the European Union once implemented in May 2018. The report shows that nearly half (48%) of organisations will migrate their data to a new location because of regulations like GDPR. A similar amount will migrate their data because of changing geopolitics or the approach to relevant policies in the United States. 70% of respondents believe the implementation of GDPR will make Europe a world leader in data protection; however, the United States remains the most popular data storage destination, preferred by nearly half of all organisations surveyed. “It’s critical that businesses do everything they can to protect one of the world’s most valuable assets: data,” said Raj Samani, chief scientist and fellow at McAfee. “The good news is that businesses are finding that stricter data protection regulations benefit both consumers and their bottom line. However, many have short-term barriers to overcome to become compliant, for example, to reduce the time it takes to report a breach.” For further information visit: www.infoblox.com For further information visit: www.mcafee.com Visit us at Stand no. 20 Rittal Stand no. 7 Rittal OCP Data Centre In A Box Discover it. All the key data centre Rittal Edge Data capabilities..... Center. .......just on a smaller scale. Build IT environments to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things quickly and easily - with standardised, preconfigured infrastructure modules from Rittal. A Rittal Edge Data Center is comprised of two, four or six Rittal TS IT racks, plus components for climate control, power distribution, UPS, fire protection, monitoring and access protection, tailored to the specific application. ENCLOSURES POWER DISTRIBUTION CLIMATE CONTROL