Magazine article Information Management

Common Flaws Make 55% of Corporate Networks Vulnerable

Magazine article Information Management

Common Flaws Make 55% of Corporate Networks Vulnerable

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Infosecurity-magazine.com recently reported on a survey that suggests corporate information systems became more vulnerable last year, at the same time that user awareness about information security issues significantly decreased.

The security audit, sponsored by Positive Technologies, found that critical vulnerabilities were detected in 47% of investigated corporate systems in 2016. During these audits, experts simulated internal and external attacks. When acting as an external threat, the Positive Technologies testers gained full control over the corporate infrastructure 55% of the time. When simulating internal intrusions, they were successful on every system.

According to the audit, staff awareness of information security was very low in half of the systems in 2016, compared to a quarter of them in 2015. Further, wireless network security was also extremely weak in three-fourths of cases. …

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