There’s a sizable gap between confidence in security programs and their effectiveness


A Syncsort survey of over 300 respondents found that while 85 percent of respondents are either very or somewhat confident in their organization’s security program, 41 percent said their company had experienced a security breach and 20 percent more were unsure.

confidence in security programs

The survey also uncovered several challenges and liabilities in security practices that contradict their high levels of confidence.

Vulnerabilities around newer data sources

  • Respondents had firsthand knowledge of security for Windows servers (69%), followed by network infrastructure (54%).
  • In contrast, only seven percent were familiar with newer, but widely-adopted data storage options like Hadoop data lakes

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