Enterprises struggling with security defences

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Enterprises struggling with security defences

Simon Quicke

Lack of time, skills and budget are all holding back enterprise users from taking the right security steps to keep their data safe.

Research from Hewlett-Packard, undertaken at this years InfoSec show, discovered that enterprise customers are chasing their own tails when it comes to coping with the latest threats and a significant number arew resigned to that situation remaining the status quo for some time to come.

The HP findings revealed that 55% of those enterprise users quizzed felt their current security measures did not do enough to protect them and 59% added that the time it took for them to get round to improving things impacted negatively on their ability to deliver new services.

But there are budgetary constraints that a third of those surveyed felt were making it difficult to improve the situation with 30% also highlighting time as an issue and 16% admitted they did not have the in-house skills.

The HP survey comes against a background of increasing sophistication in attacks by cyber criminals on enterprises, along with the growth in nation-state backed assaults on corporate and government networks.

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