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IDG Contributor Network: Cybersecurity: is it really a question of when, not if?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 27, 2016.

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    Last week I had a pleasure of speaking at the Financial Times Cybersecurity Summit in London about the origins of global cybercrime and the current challenges of the cybersecurity industry. The week before, I attended Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, where Gartner’s security experts and industry analysts presented a lot of exciting talks and reports about the current state of cybersecurity in the world.

    According to Gartner’s Top 10 Security Predictions 2016, through 2020, 99 percent of vulnerabilities exploited will continue to be ones known by security and IT professionals for at least one year. Meanwhile, many companies and organizations spend huge amounts fighting mysterious APTs and zero-days. To better understand the subject, let’s walk through some quick numbers and statistics about cybersecurity and cybercrime first.

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