Global Cybersecurity Confidence Falls to 70 Percent with a “C-” Overall Grade for 2017

The world’s information security practitioners gave global cybersecurity readiness a “C-” average with an overall score of 70 percent, according to findings from  Tenable Network Security®, Inc.

The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card solicited insights from 700 security practitioners in nine countries and across seven industry verticals to calculate a global index score reflecting overall confidence that the world’s cyber defenses are meeting expectations.

  • Driving factors security professionals pointed to were:
  • The ‘overwhelming cyber threat environment”
  • Low security awareness among employees”
  • Lack of network visibility (BYOD, shadow IT).

“Today’s network is constantly changing — mobile devices, cloud, IoT, web apps, containers, virtual machines — and the data indicate that a lot of organizations lack the visibility they need to feel confident in their security posture,” said Cris Thomas, strategist, Tenable Network Security. “It’s pretty clear that newer technologies like DevOps and containers contributed to driving the overall score down, but the real story isn’t just one or two things that need improvement, it’s that everything needs improvement.”

Find the Tenable press release here.