IT Professionals Think They're Better Than Their Security

More than half of professionals think they have a good shot at a successful insider attack.



Computer professionals may think their enterprise security is good, but they think their skills are better. In fact, almost half think they could pull off a successful insider attack, according to a new report by Imperva.

Indeed, 43% of the 179 IT professionals surveyed said they could successfully attack their own organizations, while another 22% said they would have at least a 50/50 chance at success.

When it came to the attack surface, only 23% said they would use their company-owned laptops to steal information, while nearly 40% said their personal equipment would be the chosen avenue of attack.

This information is most worrisome, according to the report, in light of Verizon's "2018 Data Breach Investigations Report," which found nearly 60% of all attacks take months to detect and days more to begin mitigation efforts after discovery.

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