Risk Assessment for Connected Systems
|出版商||VDC Research Group, Inc.||商品編碼||322875|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 15 Pages
This report discusses and analyzes products and services used to assess security vulnerabilities and threats to connected systems, as well as key strategic issues, leading vendor trends, and other factors impacting the market for these solutions. The report integrates selected findings from VDC's recent security survey of IT professionals.
Periodic risk assessment is vital for maximizing network security and minimizing vulnerability, and it is often required for regulatory compliance. Procedures such as penetration tests can reveal security flaws by using many of the same tools used by hackers. In addition to periodic tests, many IT network administrators are implementing continuous monitoring systems, such as host-based and network-based intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems. Event response services add another layer of protection to reduce the damage done by any breaches. The latest network security systems and services-likely growth areas for the industry-utilize collective intelligence gleaned from numerous clients to rapidly disseminate threat information in real time.
Any Internet-connected devices or systems are inherently at risk of breaches by hackers seeking to install malware, extract data, and/or interrupt services. Automated bots run by hackers throughout the world are constantly probing for network ports or IP addresses that they can attempt to exploit. And many high-value systems are explicitly targeted, in some cases by sophisticated hackers with extensive technical skills and resources, effectively operating as organized criminals. In short, security risks are a fact of life on the Internet.
In a survey of IT systems administrators and IT developers conducted by VDC in March 2014, XX% of respondents said they had a security breach of devices connected to their IT networks in the past year, as shown in Exhibit 1.
[Data available in full report.]
Percent of companies that had IT networks breached in prior year
Although only one third of respondents who reported breaches said that M2M/IoT devices were among those breached, VDC expects that portion will rise in the coming years as the number and prevalence of IoT devices increase.
Types of devices that were security breached (multiple responses permitted)