A recent study (Osterman Research ) compiled from interviews with 130 cybersecurity professionals in mid-sized and large organizations, show that they are not effective at countering phishing and ransomware threats.
Phishing and ransomware were already critical enterprise security risks even before the pandemic hit and, as this report shows, the advent of mass remote working has increased the pressure of these threats.
The study asked respondents to rate their effectiveness in 17 key best practice areas related to ransomware and phishing, ranging from protecting endpoints from malware infection to ensuring prompt patching of all systems.
Key takeaways from the report include:
50% rated themselves ineffective overall at tackling phishing and ransomware.
72% consider themselves ineffective at preventing home infrastructure from being a conduit for attacks on corporate networks.
Only 37% believed they were highly effective at following 11 or more of the highlighted best practices.
View the study in more details here