13 login attempts every minute are made by hackers on IoT devices alone? This fact was revealed by Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales, Sophos India & SAARC in an authored article on TechGig.
A new IT survey by Sophos reveals that most IT managers believe that their teams are not capable of tackling cyberattacks. The survey findings reveal that only 8% of Indian IT managers believe that they have a skilled team in place. Earlier in the year, IBM had published a similar study where it was found that
Indian tech firms are ill-equipped to handle cyberattacks.
The Sophos survey titled ‘The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity’ clearly suggests that Indian IT managers reported that 32% of their team’s time went into managing security. However, only 8% believe that they have a strong team in place to detect, investigate, and respond to cybersecurity incidents. IT managers are struggling to find skilled talent that can respond to cyberattacks.
Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist at Sophos said, “Staying on top of where threats are coming from takes dedicated expertise, but IT managers often have a hard time finding the right talent or don’t have a proper security system in place that allows them to respond quickly and efficiently to attacks. If organizations can adopt a security system with products that work together to share intelligence and automatically react to threats, then IT security teams can avoid the trap of perpetually catching up after yesterday’s attack and better defend against what’s going to happen tomorrow. Having a security ‘system’ in place helps alleviate the security skills gap IT managers are facing. It’s much more time and cost effective for businesses to grow their security maturity with simple to use tools that coordinate with each other across an entire estate.”
The increasing number of cyber threats are forcing businesses to have a security solution in place. The solutions should help businesses eliminate gaps and identify unseen threats. The skilled team of cybersecurity experts has become need of the hour for IT managers. The survey is based on insights from 3,100 IT decision makers from mid-sized businesses in 12 countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Australia, India, Japan, and South Africa.