Despite evidence that suggests staff dissatisfaction increases insider threats, 78 percent of small and medium enterprises (SME) are more concerned with external IT threats, such as viruses and spam, than employee-led information theft, according to a white paper from GFI, a software developer.
Add to this another survey from RSA, a security service provider, that discovered that employees that should know better regularly engage in risky behavior that jeopardizes sensitive business information.
At least 70 percent of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to attack, according to a report from Hewlett-Packard’s security unit Fortify, released in July. The study analyzed a range of IoT devices, from remote power outlets to home alarms and even sprinkler controllers. According to the study, vulnerabilities include weak passwords, insecure password recovery mechanisms, and poorly protected credentials.