Companies Finding it Difficult to Keep up with Cybercrime
The recently released 2010 CyberSecurity Watch Survey calls into question current security models and represents a wake up call and a call to action. The survey, a cooperative effort of CSO, the U.S. Secret Service, Software Engineering Institute CERT® Program at Carnegie Mellon University and Deloitte’s Center for Security & Privacy Solutions, represents the views of more than 500 security professionals. While the overall number of victims of cybercrime has declined marginally, the numbers of attacks has increased considerably, and companies are hard pressed to keep up with it. The reason is the use by the criminals of advanced technologies, making possible ever more sophisticated worms and viruses. A good report on the survey can be found here.