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SINGAPORE, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today released the findings of the newest SolarWinds cybersecurity research at RSA Singapore (Booth #1420). The research provides a pulse check on recent cybersecurity trends in both Singapore and Hong Kong and explores the top threat concerns, along with the technologies and skillsets needed to successfully manage both internal and external cybersecurity threats.
The research found that internal factors—both people and technology—cast a bigger cybersecurity threat than external factors and are ranked as the top concern. Out of all cybersecurity incidents experienced by respondents, the largest portion reported was caused by internal users making mistakes, at 65 percent, followed by 43 percent attributed to external threat actors. Sixty-six percent of respondents reported that regular employees pose the biggest risk, with 46 percent attributing the cause to poor password management and/or weak passwords, and 45 percent to accidents.
Despite cybersecurity threats (both internal and external) becoming a norm in today’s landscape, 97 percent of respondents felt ill-equipped to successfully implement and/or manage one or more cybersecurity tasks today given their current IT skillset. Moreover, 36 percent said budget constraints were the most significant barrier to maintaining or improving their current IT security.
“Organisations are increasingly vigilant about securing their IT environments, and they’re stepping up both offensive and defensive practices. However, the findings from this research echo what we are seeing time and time again— that insider vulnerabilities are the top threat vector vs. external attacks. We need to remember that security is about more than technology; it’s also about people,” explained Tim Brown, vice president of security, SolarWinds. “At SolarWinds, we work diligently as a partner, not just another vendor, to help our partners strengthen their defences at all layers and close the threat gaps, both inside and out.”
“IT professionals are being challenged to operate more and more like security professionals,” stated Brandon Shopp, vice president of products, security, SolarWinds. “Things like skills gaps and budget worries, as demonstrated in our most recent research, are still very real concerns, and the threat risks are escalating at all levels. There’s good news though; a technology professional absolutely doesn’t need to go full on security operations professional to achieve good security. SolarWinds is committed to giving IT professionals at all levels the confidence they need to meet these challenges head on, with products like SolarWinds Access Rights Manager that can help manage the people side of the equation, and SolarWinds Backup, that can help speed up recovery, whether the loss is based on human error or attack. Our promise is simple; it’s for a new era called ‘security simplified.’”
RSA Singapore attendees will have the opportunity to receive in-depth demos of SolarWinds security solutions, including SolarWinds® Access Rights Manager (ARM), SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM), SolarWinds Threat Monitor, SolarWinds Backup, SolarWinds Mail Assure, SolarWinds Passportal, SolarWinds Risk Intelligence, and SolarWinds Patch Manager—plus a suite of monitoring and management platforms with security baked in, including capabilities for robust endpoint detection and response. These products clearly address the gaps identified by the research findings—around more affordable solutions, technologies that help mitigate skills shortages, the need for a layered approach to security, and one that fights threats from both the inside and outside of an organization’s technology infrastructure.
Threat Trends—Internal Threats Top the List
IT Skillsets and Landscape—Skills Gaps and Budget Concerns
Top Technologies—Good Combination of Protect/Detect
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