The fundamental problem with cybersecurity today comes down to the simple fact there isn’t enough time in the day to discover and remediate all the potential vulnerabilities that exist within any IT environment.
A survey of 600 cybersecurity professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Balbix, a provider of vulnerability discovery tools infused with artificial intelligence (AI), finds 67 percent of respondents admit they don’t have the time and resources required to mitigate all the vulnerabilities in their environment. A full 60 percent admit they don’t even have visibility across all their IT assets. As any cybersecurity professional knows, an organization can’t patch what it doesn’t know it has. In fact, over half (53%) say they only run vulnerability scans either on an ad hoc basis or once a quarter.'Regardless of how they are introduced, there will always be vulnerabilities in software. The real challenge is finding a way to reduce those number of vulnerabilities to a point where they become manageable.' ~Mike Vizard Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.