Ineffective security products contribute to many breaches finds study

Published: Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:31

Keysight has released the results from its Security Operations Effectiveness survey, where 50 percent of respondents reported that their organization had experienced a security breach because one or more of their security products was not working as expected.

The survey found that just over half (57 percent) of security professionals were confident their current security solutions are working as intended. Yet only 35 percent of survey respondents stated that they conduct testing to ensure their security products are configured and operating as they expect. To close this gap, 86 percent of respondents see strong value in security test solutions that can actively test their company’s security products and posture, using both internal and external attack vectors.

Key findings from the ‘Security Operations Effectiveness’ survey include:

Keysight commissioned Dimensional Research to conduct the survey. A total of 307 participants that strategize, architect, manage and operate enterprise security solutions completed the survey. Participants were from all five continents. They represented large (48 percent), medium (41 percent), and small (11 percent) organizations across a wide variety of industries.

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