It is no secret that companies and governments are being barraged by cyberattacks. The question is, how do we prevent them?
A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute and IID, recently acquired by Infoblox, explored this topic. They surveyed 692 IT security professionals across various industries, with financial services, the public sector, and health and pharmaceuticals being most represented.
Two main conclusions came from the responses: 1) intelligence is critical to stopping cyberthreats, but raw data alone will not cut it; and 2) in order to effectively avoid a breach, organizations must begin sharing threat intelligence with each other.
Specifically, “Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way” found:
- Forty-seven percent of IT professionals said “yes” when asked “Did your company have a material security breach in the past 24 months?”
- Sixty-five percent said that they believed threat intelligence could have prevented or minimized the consequences of a cyberattack they had suffered in the last 24 months (4 percent more than a similar survey in 2014)
- Seventy-five percent of respondents believe exchanging threat intelligence improves their organization’s security posture and 63 percent said it’s good for the United States’ critical infrastructure
As a result of our acquisition of IID, not only did Infoblox inherit some great technology and people, it also got some amazing intelligence such as the data from this survey. So we decided to share results of the Ponemon survey on the Infoblox website. To read the full report for free, go here.