Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 67

powered by INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Enterprise Security New SANS and Infoblox survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared A new survey has revealed the cyber-threats enterprises fear most. It also discovered that the majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures. I ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organisations face when it comes to securing sensitive data. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that 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 nfoblox Inc, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. 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. Tierney added: “Those still relying solely on manual processes are doing INTELLIGENTCIO 67