Half of 218 companies surveyed admitted that they had active user accounts belonging to former employees (an increase of 6 percent from 2004); nearly a quarter identified unauthorized personnel with administrator rights (a 4 percent increase); and more than half had worms compromise their networks. If there was a bright spot in the 2006 Mazu Networks Internal Threat Report, it was that 71 percent of worm infections were remediated in less than 24 hours. The IT professionals who responded to the survey came from 18 industries and government agencies. @ The full report is at SM Online.
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.