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Symantec Survery Says: Understaffing an Issue Within IT Security Staffs

Symantec Survery Says: Understaffing an Issue Within IT Security Staffs - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Symantec Survery Says: Understaffing an Issue Within IT Security Staffs - top government contractors - best government contracting eventSymantec’s 2011 Threat Management Survey revealed that most enterprises are not confident in their security posture and that staffing is a major issue limiting IT security’s effectiveness. The goal of the survey was to determine the concerns IT security organizations face.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents to the survey said they lack confidence in their IT security staffs’ ability to respond to new and emerging cybersecurity threats. Forty-six percent of those who lacked confidence indicated insufficient security staff was a top factor.

“Effective threat management requires advanced technology for enterprise visibility and the correlation and analysis of security data, but our research shows that the human element is often the limiting factor for enterprise threat management teams,” said David Dorosin, director of product marketing for the threat and risk management group at Symantec. 

The survey also pointed out that respondents were uneasy about keeping up with changes in the threat landscape, maintaining adequate visibility of their own infrastructure and managing security log and alert data in a timely and effective manner.

The survey is the result of research conducted in June 2011 by Applied Research, which surveyed C-level and IT professionals at small, medium, and large enterprises.

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