Security Pros Are Focused on the Wrong Threats

2009-09-15T16:45:35
ID THREATPOST:52AA396ADB9B89A3F891C524987DF19A
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:44

Description

From The New York Times (Riva Richmond)

Corporate information technology departments are prioritizing the wrong threats to their computer systems, focusing on old problems and leaving their companies open to a raft of new cyberattacks targeting sensitive customer and corporate information.

That is the finding of a new biannual report from the SANS Institute, a training organization for computer security professionals, whose senior staff weighed two sets of data that have not been rigorously compared to date: data on the most common attacks hitting corporate networks and data on which vulnerabilities are most prevalent on company networks. Read the full story [nytimes.com] Read the full report [sans.org]