Kaspersky: Only 2 in 5 Companies Leverage Effective Security Technologies


According to the results of a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only 43 percent of companies worldwide use intrusion prevention systems or intrusion detection systems to detect attacks on IT infrastructure -- and 15 percent either aren't aware that such systems exist or aren't interested in using them.

The survey of more than 5,000 senior IT managers worldwide in November of 2012 found that less than half of companies control the use of external devices or third party applications, and only 55 percent leverage network access control technology -- though about a fifth of the companies surveyed say they're planning to implement one of these technologies within the coming year.

File and Folder Level Encryption (FLE) and Full Disk Encryption (FDE) are used by around half of all companies worldwide -- but 34 percent of companies don't use FLE, and 17 percent have no plans to do so, while 36 percent don't use FDE, and 18 percent have no plans to do so. "This approach endangers the integrity of corporate information, including confidential data, with potentially serious or even fatal consequences to the business," according to a Kaspersky statement.