While most cybersecurity professionals continue to profess they are moderately to highly confident in the overall security posture of their organization growing concerns about phishing and ransomware attacks appears to be taking its toll.
A new survey of 400 cybersecurity professionals participating in the Information Security Community on LinkedIn published this week by Crowd Research Partners finds that 79 percent of the respondents are either moderately to highly confident in their organization's security posture. But the majority of the respondents (42%) identified themselves as only being moderately confident. Sapping that confidence appears to be growing concerns about threats such as ransomware (48%), phishing attacks (48%) and data exfiltration/data loss (47%). The survey finds that at the root of those concerns are challenges when it comes to being able to actually detect threats (62%), even though over 90 percent of the respondents had invested in a cyberthreat intelligence platform.