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Survey Exposes The Dirty Little Secret Of Undisclosed Breaches
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:31:08 +0000 (UTC)
Kelly Jackson Higgins
November 07, 2013
Nearly 60 percent of malware investigations in U.S. enterprises involve data
breaches that were not disclosed, according to new research.
Some 66 percent of security professionals at U.S. companies with more than 500
employees say they have investigated or worked on a breach that was not
disclosed by their organizations, while 57 percent said they had worked on a
data breach that went unreported, according to a survey of 200 security
professionals by OpinionMatters, which was commissioned by ThreatTrack.
"While it is discouraging that so many malware analysts are aware of data
breaches that enterprises have not disclosed, it is no surprise that the
breaches are occurring," says Julian Waits, CEO at ThreatTrack. "Every day,
malware becomes more sophisticated, and U.S. enterprises are constantly
targeted for cyberespionage campaigns from overseas competitors and foreign
governments. This study reveals that malware analysts are acutely aware of the
threats they face, and while many of them report progress in their ability to
combat cyberattacks, they also point out deficiencies in resources and tools."
Senior executives' devices become infected 56 percent of the time due to their
opening a malicious URL in a phishing email, 45 percent of the time after
letting a family member use a company-owned device, 40 percent of the time due
to visiting a pornographic website, and 33 percent for installing a malicious
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- Survey Exposes The Dirty Little Secret Of Undisclosed Breaches InfoSec News (Nov 11)