Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

News

7/9/2020
02:25 PM
50%
50%

56% of Large Companies Handle 1,000+ Security Alerts Each Day

For 70% of IT security professionals, the volume of security alerts has doubled in the past five years, researchers report.

The rising volume of security alerts is creating problems for operations teams struggling to handle them. More than half (56%) of large companies handle at least 1,000 alerts per day.

A new report on the state of SecOps and automation polled 427 IT security stakeholders, all of whom are responsible for corporate security at organizations with more than 1,000 employees. Seventy percent said the volume of security alerts they receive on a daily basis have more than doubled in the past five years. Most (93%) said they cannot address all alerts in the same day; 83% said staff has alert fatigue.

Researchers point to several drivers behind the increase. The primary reason is constant change to the type of security threats that must be blocked (67%), followed by the addition of new tools to monitor for these threats (60%), overall growth of business applications and services (57%), increase in cloud infrastructure (55%), and growth in user endpoints to monitor (52%).

Nearly all respondents agree the high alert volume is a burden. Most (68%) said they worry that important problems will be lost in a flood of minor issues, 66% are concerned about wasting time on chasing false positives, and half fear their team members will feel overwhelmed by alerts.

How many alerts is too many? Of businesses with more than 10,000 employees, 56% said they chase more than 1,000 alerts per day. Overall, 39% of all respondents said they handle 1,000 alerts per day. The same percentage experience between 100 and 1,000 alerts daily, researchers report.

Read more details and check out the full report here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's featured story: "The Entertainment Biz Is Changing, but the Cybersecurity Script Is One We've Read Before."

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
News
Former CISA Director Chris Krebs Discusses Risk Management & Threat Intel
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/23/2021
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
Security + Fraud Protection: Your One-Two Punch Against Cyberattacks
Joshua Goldfarb, Director of Product Management at F5,  2/23/2021
News
Cybercrime Groups More Prolific, Focus on Healthcare in 2020
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/22/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: "The truth behind Stonehenge...."
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Building the SOC of the Future
Building the SOC of the Future
Digital transformation, cloud-focused attacks, and a worldwide pandemic. The past year has changed the way business works and the way security teams operate. There is no going back.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-1936
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-02
A cross-site scripting issue was found in Apache Ambari Views. This was addressed in Apache Ambari 2.7.4.
CVE-2021-27904
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-02
An issue was discovered in app/Model/SharingGroupServer.php in MISP 2.4.139. In the implementation of Sharing Groups, the "all org" flag sometimes provided view access to unintended actors.
CVE-2021-27901
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-02
An issue was discovered on LG mobile devices with Android OS 11 software. They mishandle fingerprint recognition because local high beam mode (LHBM) does not function properly during bright illumination. The LG ID is LVE-SMP-210001 (March 2021).
CVE-2021-21321
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-02
fastify-reply-from is an npm package which is a fastify plugin to forward the current http request to another server. In fastify-reply-from before version 4.0.2, by crafting a specific URL, it is possible to escape the prefix of the proxied backend service. If the base url of the proxied server is &...
CVE-2021-21322
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-02
fastify-http-proxy is an npm package which is a fastify plugin for proxying your http requests to another server, with hooks. By crafting a specific URL, it is possible to escape the prefix of the proxied backend service. If the base url of the proxied server is `/pub/`, a user expect that accessing...