The endpoint is the source of the greatest security risk: according to a new survey

Published: Thursday, 13 August 2015 07:23

More than 50 percent of security professionals believe the endpoint is the source of the greatest security risk, and five times greater than either the network or the cloud, according to a new survey by Bromium.

The ‘Black Hat 2015: State of Security’ survey highlights the current state of security within the IT security profession and has found that, while on overwhelming 90 percent of security professionals believe that their organization would be more secure with Flash disabled, it would also make them less productive.

“One reason that the endpoint is the source of the greatest security risk is because of how difficult it is to balance security and productivity. Traditional security solutions have proven ineffective at mitigating this dilemma, putting our critical infrastructure at significant risk” said Clinton Karr, senior security strategist, Bromium.

Key findings from Black Hat 2015: State of Security include:

Download Black Hat 2015: State of Security here.