Silent breach management concerns are shown to be a real concern in the United States.
According to a recent report on cybersecurity by Bitdefender, which surveyed over 400 IT and security professionals in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K., almost 55% of U.S.-based respondents admitted to keeping a data breach confidential when they knew it should have been reported. This is compared to 44% to 54% of those from other countries. Additionally, the report found that 70% of U.S.-based respondents said they were told to keep a data breach confidential. Silent breach management concerns are showing to be real.
The reasons behind the decision to keep data breaches under wraps were not clear, although Bitdefender Technical Solutions Director Martin Zugec suggested that it could be due to fear of potential monetary backlash in the form of fines or required resources to alert customers.
In terms of the top threat concerns, the report found that zero-day exploits and software vulnerabilities were the most pressing, followed by phishing campaigns, supply chain attacks, and ransomware. Zugec highlighted the trend of using known vulnerability exploits as a new effective strategy for cybercriminals.
The report also revealed that respondents were worried about potential legal action against their companies due to breach mismanagement. 78% of U.S.-based respondents and 55% of overall respondents expressed this concern. This underscores the importance of having effective breach management procedures in place to mitigate the impact of any potential data breaches.
In summary, the Bitdefender cybersecurity assessment report highlights the prevalence of Silent Breach Management Concerns among security professionals. This calls for greater transparency in breach management and the implementation of effective breach management. Properly implemented protocols can minimize the effects of any potential data breaches.
The report also emphasizes the need for continuous training and education for security professionals. Emphasizing the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest threats and best practices in cybersecurity. This can help organizations better protect their sensitive data and prevent potential breaches.
Find a more in depth analysis of the Bitdfender assessment here: https://www.techtarget.com/searchsecurity/news/365534973/42-of-IT-leaders-told-to-maintain-breach-confidentiality