According to a survey taken by Kaspersky Lab, half of those surveyed, cybercrime in its various forms is the second biggest threat to business.  Despite the fact that this view has changed very little since last year, the measures being taken by IT specialists are woefully inadequate – only a little more than half of the respondents believe their company is really secure. The same applies to related areas such as intellectual property theft and industrial espionage.

Many IT professionals cited budget constraints and the lack of a clear understanding among senior managers when it came to their department’s objectives and goals, not to mention an insufficient number of trained personnel. At the same time 31% of those surveyed admitted that they had never heard about any of the most common cyber-threats, including direct threats to their companies. Thus, it is not just a matter of hiring new employees; existing staff also need to be educated.

Kaspersky Lab, in partnership with B2B International, carried out this survey covering IT professionals working for large and medium-sized businesses.  The aim of the survey was to find out what IT specialists thought of corporate security solutions, to ascertain their level of knowledge about current threats, the sort of problems they most often face, their ability to evaluate the risks associated with cyber-threats, etc.

Kaspersky Lab is a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions and was recently named a ‘Leader’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. In order to develop security solutions that most closely meet the needs of our customers, Kaspersky Lab conducts regular surveys focusing on the key IT security issues and cyber-threats.   Source:  Kaspersky Lab