Survey Says: Large Companies See Increase in Hack Attacks

A new IT Security Survey by Amplitude Research says that 67 percent of large companies reported one successful intrusion or more this year.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Oct 13, 2010
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The Sixth Annual Enterprise IT Security Survey indicates that companies are experiencing worse hacking then before, reports Network World. With 350 IT and network professionals surveyed, the results show that 67 percent of large companies with 5,000 or more employees reported one successful intrusion or more this year, as opposed to 41 percent in 2009.


"More than a quarter of the 2010 respondents say their employer outsources technology jobs to an offshore location, roughly the same percentage as in 2009. About half of those reporting this kind of outsourcing said they felt it had a negative impact on their own organization's network security. However, nearly a third felt it had 'no impact,' and about one-fifth called it a 'positive impact.' About half of respondents said their organizations have a formal security audit by an outside organization at least once a year, up from 35% in 2009. Some 56% felt the audits helped identity 'significant security problems.'"

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