Originally published: June 23, 2011
Last updated: June 23, 2011 - 6:55pm
If it sometimes appears that just about every company is getting hacked these days, that's because they are. In a new survey of 583 U.S companies conducted by Ponemon Research on behalf of Juniper Networks, 90% of the respondents said their companies' computers were breached at least once by hackers over the past 12 months.
Nearly 60% reported two or more breaches over the past year. More than 50% said they had little confidence of being able to stave off further attacks over the next 12 months. Those numbers are significantly higher than similar surveys and suggest that a growing number of enterprises are losing the battle to keep malicious intruders out of their networks. "We expected a majority to say they had experienced a breach," said Johnnie Konstantas, director of product marketing at Juniper. "But to have 90% saying they had experienced at least one breach and more than 50% saying they had experienced two or more, is mind blowing," she said. It suggests "that a breach has become almost a statistical certainty," these days.
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