Most IT security professionals can probably relate to the marine portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the move a “A Few Good Men” more than they care to admit. Perimeters, like walls, have to be guarded by people who have responsibilities that most of the people working inside any organization simply can’t fathom. Unfortunately, the vast majority of IT security professionals that guard those perimeters feel like it’s only a matter of time before there is a major breach in IT security.
A survey of 250 IT security professionals conducted at the recent Black Hat 2016 conference finds that nearly three quarters (72%) of the respondents expect to be hit by a major data breach within the year. A little more (74%) admit they simply don’t have enough people to successfully defend their organizations. That same issue was echoed in a survey of 5,000 IT professionals published this week by Kaspersky Lab that finds 68.5% percent of businesses plan to respond to that issue by increasing the size of their IT security staffs.